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released: 14 May 2008 author: Abeywardana S & Sullivan EA media release

Congenital anomalies in Australia 2002-2003 is the third report in a new revised series on congenital anomalies. This report provides national information on selected congenital anomalies from 2002-2003. Information on induced abortions with congenital anomalies is also presented for some jurisdictions.This report is produced by the AIHW National Perinatal Statistics unit and will be of interest to staff of state and territory birth defect registers and perinatal data collections, health professionals, health and welfare planners, policy makers, researchers, students and consumers.

ISSN 1449-8405; ISBN 978 1 74024 770 2; Cat. no. PER 41; 178pp.; Out of print

Available at http://www.preru.unsw.edu.au/...

Publication table of contents

  • Acknowledgments  
  • Acronyms and abbreviations 
  • Symbols 
  • Summary  
  • Introduction  
    • Background
    • Aims of the Australian Congenital Anomalies Monitoring System (ACAMS)
  • Data sources and methods  
  • Selected congenital anomalies  
    • Introduction
    • Anencephaly
    • Spina bifida
    • Encephalocele
    • Neural tube defects
    • Microcephaly
    • Arhinencephaly/ Holoprosencephaly
    • Hydrocephaly
    • Anophthalmos/ Microphthalmos
    • Microtia
    • Transposition of great vessels
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    • Coarctation of the aorta
    • Choanal atresia
    • Cleft palate without cleft lip
    • Cleft lip with or without cleft palate
    • Oesophageal atresia/stenosis
    • Small intestinal atresia/stenosis
    • Anorectal atresia/stenosis
    • Hirschsprung’s disease
    • Hypospadias
    • Epispadias
    • Renal agenesis/dysgenesis
    • Cystic kidney
    • Bladder exstrophy
    • Polydactyly
    • Limb reduction defects
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Exomphalos
    • Gastroschisis
    • Trisomy 13
    • Trisomy 18
    • Trisomy 21
  • Future directions  
    • National Minimum Data Set for congenital anomalies
    • Clinical definitions
    • National report on neural tube defects
    • Newborn screening
  • Appendix A: Denominator data  
  • Appendix B: State and territory reports on congenital anomalies  
  • Appendix C: Data collection contacts for congenital anomalies  
  • Appendix D:  
    • National Congenital Anomalies Steering Committee
    • State and Territory Implementation Committee for Congenital Anomalies 
  • Glossary  
  • References  
  • List of Tables  
  • List of Figures  

Recommended citation

Abeywardana S & Sullivan EA 2008. Congenital anomalies in Australia 2002-2003. Birth anomalies series no. 3. Cat. no. PER 41. Canberra: AIHW.