Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2022) Congenital anomalies 2016, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 27 September 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2022). Congenital anomalies 2016. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/congenital-anomalies-in-australia-2016
Congenital anomalies 2016. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 01 April 2022, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/congenital-anomalies-in-australia-2016
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Congenital anomalies 2016 [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2022 [cited 2022 Sep. 27]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/congenital-anomalies-in-australia-2016
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2022, Congenital anomalies 2016, viewed 27 September 2022, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/congenital-anomalies-in-australia-2016
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Congenital anomalies are a cause of child death and disability, and a major cause of perinatal death. The AIHW is re-establishing a national congenital anomalies data collection and this is the first report it has released on congenital anomalies since 2008. Based on data from 6 jurisdictions it presents information on congenital anomalies in babies born in 2016 that were diagnosed up to 12 months of age. Over 8,900 (3%) babies were born with a congenital anomaly in 2016—around 32 babies per 1,000 births.
Most (91%) babies with an anomaly survived their first year
Over half (58%) of babies with any anomaly were male and 42% were female
Rates of anomalies were nearly 5 times as high in low birthweight babies, compared to those with a normal birthweight
Over 8,900 (3%) babies born in 2016 had a congenital anomaly
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