Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Background
      • Key findings
  • Body section
    • 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
  • End matter
    • 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
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures