Accession Number : ADA492844

Title :   Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry: Birth Defects Among Infants Born to US Military Families: 2001 Annual Report

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 2001

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Tyler C. ; Bukowinski, Anna T. ; Conlin, Ava S. ; Gumbs, Gia R. ; Jacobson, Isabel G. ; Reed, Robert J. ; Sevick, Carter J. ; Snell, Kathy J. ; Ryan, Margaret A.

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Report Date : 30 MAY 2008

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The DoD Birth and Infant Registry provides systematic surveillance of DoD beneficiary births evaluates reproductive outcomes and conducts research to identify military-or deployment-specific risk factors that might significantly effect infant health. The Registry monitors the 45 major birth defects diagnoses outlined in the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. In 2001 the Registry recorded 92,707 births to US military families around the world. The overall birth defect rate for 2001 was 4.80%, which is consistent with what is seen in the general US non-military population. The DoD Birth and Infant Health Registry is one of the largest and most comprehensive birth defects surveillance systems in the United States. It monitors outcomes and identifies potential risk factors or exposures of concern to military families and makes an important contribution to the national surveillance data.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *FAMILY MEMBERS, *BIRTH, *CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES, *INFANTS, REPORTS, HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE