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Preliminary material: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Symbols

Summary

  • Background
  • Key findings

1 Background

  • 1.1 What are neural tube defects?
  • 1.2 What causes neural tube defects?
  • 1.3 The role of folate in neural tube defect prevention
  • 1.4 Fortification to prevent neural tube defects
  • 1.5 Effects of folic acid fortification in other countries
  • 1.6 Rationale for this report

2 Methods

  • 2.1 Definitions
  • 2.2 Data sources

3 Results

  • 3.1 Neural tube defect cases from states and territories
  • 3.2 Overall prevalence of neural tube defects
  • 3.3 Attenuated overall prevalence of neural tube defects
  • 3.4 Birth prevalence of neural tube defects

4 Key findings

Appendixes

  • Appendix 1: Definitions of neural tube defects
  • Appendix 2: State and territory congenital anomaly collections
  • Appendix 3: Data items requested from states and territories
  • Appendix 4: Data elements used in the report
  • Appendix 5: Neural tube defect-related and neural tube defect-unrelated conditions
  • Appendix 6: Data used in figures
  • Appendix 7: Denominator data

End matter: References; List of tables; List of figures