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Prevalence of spina bifida among children and adolescents in 10 regions in the United States.
Pediatrics. 2010 Aug; 126(2):274-9.Ped

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The goal was to estimate the number of children and adolescents, 0 to 19 years of age, living with spina bifida (SB) in the United States.

METHODS

A retrospective study was conducted by using population-based, birth defect surveillance data from 10 US regions, with vital status ascertainment. Birth defect surveillance data were obtained from Arkansas, Georgia (5 central counties of metropolitan Atlanta), California (11 counties), Colorado, Iowa, New York (New York City excluded), North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. We estimated the numbers of children 0 to 19 years of age who were living with SB in the 10 US regions in 2002, according to age group, race/ethnicity, and gender, and examined a long-term trend in the prevalence of SB among children 0 to 11 years of age in 1991-2002.

RESULTS

The overall prevalence of SB among children and adolescents 0 to 19 years of age in the study regions was 3.1 cases per 10,000 in 2002. The prevalence of SB among children was lower among male and non-Hispanic black children.

CONCLUSIONS

The prevalence estimates of SB among children and adolescents varied according to region, race/ethnicity, and gender, which suggests possible variations in prevalence at birth and/or inequities in survival rates. Additional studies are warranted to elucidate the reasons for these variations and to derive prevalence estimates of SB among adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. mshin@cdc.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20624803

Citation

Shin, Mikyong, et al. "Prevalence of Spina Bifida Among Children and Adolescents in 10 Regions in the United States." Pediatrics, vol. 126, no. 2, 2010, pp. 274-9.
Shin M, Besser LM, Siffel C, et al. Prevalence of spina bifida among children and adolescents in 10 regions in the United States. Pediatrics. 2010;126(2):274-9.
Shin, M., Besser, L. M., Siffel, C., Kucik, J. E., Shaw, G. M., Lu, C., & Correa, A. (2010). Prevalence of spina bifida among children and adolescents in 10 regions in the United States. Pediatrics, 126(2), 274-9. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-2084
Shin M, et al. Prevalence of Spina Bifida Among Children and Adolescents in 10 Regions in the United States. Pediatrics. 2010;126(2):274-9. PubMed PMID: 20624803.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of spina bifida among children and adolescents in 10 regions in the United States. AU - Shin,Mikyong, AU - Besser,Lilah M, AU - Siffel,Csaba, AU - Kucik,James E, AU - Shaw,Gary M, AU - Lu,Chengxing, AU - Correa,Adolfo, AU - ,, Y1 - 2010/07/12/ PY - 2010/7/14/entrez PY - 2010/7/14/pubmed PY - 2010/9/3/medline SP - 274 EP - 9 JF - Pediatrics JO - Pediatrics VL - 126 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The goal was to estimate the number of children and adolescents, 0 to 19 years of age, living with spina bifida (SB) in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted by using population-based, birth defect surveillance data from 10 US regions, with vital status ascertainment. Birth defect surveillance data were obtained from Arkansas, Georgia (5 central counties of metropolitan Atlanta), California (11 counties), Colorado, Iowa, New York (New York City excluded), North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. We estimated the numbers of children 0 to 19 years of age who were living with SB in the 10 US regions in 2002, according to age group, race/ethnicity, and gender, and examined a long-term trend in the prevalence of SB among children 0 to 11 years of age in 1991-2002. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of SB among children and adolescents 0 to 19 years of age in the study regions was 3.1 cases per 10,000 in 2002. The prevalence of SB among children was lower among male and non-Hispanic black children. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence estimates of SB among children and adolescents varied according to region, race/ethnicity, and gender, which suggests possible variations in prevalence at birth and/or inequities in survival rates. Additional studies are warranted to elucidate the reasons for these variations and to derive prevalence estimates of SB among adults. SN - 1098-4275 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20624803/Prevalence_of_spina_bifida_among_children_and_adolescents_in_10_regions_in_the_United_States_ L2 - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=20624803 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -