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Journal:   TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ)   2003 , Volume 61 , Number 3; Page(s) 212 To 216.
 
Paper: 

INCIDENCE OF OBSERVABLE CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES AMONG BIRTHS MIRZA KOCHAK-KHAN, IMAM KHOMEINI AND SHARIATTI HOSPITALS (NOVEMBER 2000 TO SEPTAMBER 2001)

 
 
Author(s):  AKBARI M.T.*, MSOBHANI A., KASHANI I.R., AMINI E., REZAI Z., SHAJARI H.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: The aims of this study were to determine incidence and types of observable congenital abnormalities among births of Mirza Kochak-Khan, Imam Khomeni and Shariatti hospitals between first of November 2000 to the end of September 2001.
Materials and Methods: We used neonates that survived for 24 hours after delivery. A questionnaire was specially designed to explore each of the objectives for our study. A group of experts that were thoroughly trained to completed questionnaires by interview to mothers and evaluation of neonates. Data analysis was performed and by Excel and SPSS.
Results: Results showed that congenital abnormalities were present in 205 (3.2 %) of 6424 neonates, from 3 hospitals. The most frequent abnormalities consisted of musculoskeletal defects (37.3 %) , Nervous system defects (24.7 %), urogenital defects (24.3 %) head and neck defects (13.6 %).
Conclusion: The result of this study showed that incidence of visible congenital abnormalities ratio in contrast to other countries have not significant difference but the types abnormalities were significant.

 
Keyword(s): CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES, NEONATE
 
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