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LEADING CATEGORIES

OF BIRTH DEFECTS

Birth Defects

Estimated Incidence

Structural/Metabolic

Heart and circulation

1 in 115 births

Muscles and skeleton

1 in 130 births

Club foot

1 in 735 births

Cleft lip/palate

1 in 930 births

Genital and urinary tract

1 in 135 births

Nervous system and eye

1 in 235 births

Anencephaly

1 in 8,000 births

Spina bifida

1 in 2,000 births

Chromosomal syndromes

1 in 600 births

Down syndrome (Trisomy 21)

1 in 900 births

Respiratory tract

1 in 900 births

Metabolic disorders

1 in 3,500 births

PKU

1 in 12,000 births

Congenital Infections

Congenital syphilis

1 in 2,000 births

Congenital HIV infection

1 in 2,700 births

Congenital rubella syndrome

1 in 100,000 births

Other

Rh disease

1 in 1,400 births

Fetal alcohol syndrome

1 in 1,000 births

Adapted from "Leading Categories of Birth Defects." March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center, 2000.

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