Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Acronyms and abbreviations
    • Summary
    • Introduction
  • Body section
    • Background
      • Development and outcomes of neural tube defects
      • Diagnosis of neural tube defects
      • Aetiology
      • Prevention of neural tube defects
      • Mandatory folic acid fortification in Australia
      • Prevalence of neural tube defects in other countries
      • Benefits and risks of folic acid fortification
    • Methods
      • Data sources
      • Analysis
    • Neural tube defects among births
      • Prevalence among births
      • Characteristics of births with neural tube defects Australia 1998-2005
      • Characteristics of women who gave birth to babies with neural tube defects, Australia, 1998-2005
    • All neural tube defects among births and terminations of pregnancy
      • Prevalence
      • Characteristics of women who had pregnancies affected with neural tube defects
    • Prevalence of neural tube defects among births by individual states
    • Estimated prevalence of NTD based on data from Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia
    • Anencephaly
      • Prevalence
      • Prevalence of anencephaly in other countries/regions
      • Characteristics
    • Spina bifida
      • Prevalence
      • Prevalence of spina bifida in other countries
      • Characteristics
    • Encephalocele
      • Prevalence
      • Prevalence of encephalocele in other countries/regions
      • Characteristics
    • Conclusions and recommendations
  • End matter
    • Data development
    • Appendixes
      1. Denominator data
        • National Congenital Anomalies Steering Committee
        • State and Territory Implementation Committee for Congenital Anomalies
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures