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Birth Defects (BD) in Ukraine

Lyubov Yevtushok, M.D.
Medical Coordinator
Omni-Net Ukraine Birth Defects Prevention Program

Population Based Surveillance
Rivne and Volyn Oblasts
Year 2009

Live births (L)   32289  
Stillbirths (S) 197
Total births   32486  
Number of terminations of pregnancy (ToP) for birth defects (1)


Birth Defects Number of cases Rates per 10000
Livebirths Stillbirths ToP* L+S L+S+ToP
Anencephaly (A) 1 6 18 2.15 7.70
Spina bifida (A) 14 1 19 4.62 10.47
Encephalocele (A) 3 0 3 0.92 1.85
Microcephaly (2) 19 1 NR 6.16 NR
Holoprosencephaly 6 2 NR 2.46 NR
Hydrocephaly 16 7 NR 7.08 NR
Anophthalmos (2) 2 0 NR 0.62 NR
Microphthalmos (2) 6 0 NR 1.85 NR
Unspecified Anophthalmos / Microphthalmos 0 0 NR 0.00 NR
Anotia 1 0 NR 0.31 NR
Microtia 11 0 NR 3.39 NR
Unspecified Anotia / Microtia 0 0 NR 0.00 NR
Transposition of great vessels 8 0 NR 2.46 NR
Tetralogy of Fallot 12 1 NR 4.00 NR
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome 10 0 NR 3.08 NR
Coarctation of aorta 5 0 NR 1.54 NR
Choanal atresia, bilateral 1 0 NR 0.31 NR
Cleft palate without cleft lip 26 0 NR 8.00 NR
Cleft lip with or without cleft palate 25 1 NR 8.00 NR
Oesophageal atresia / stenosis with or without fistula 6 0 NR 1.85 NR
Small intestine atresia / stenosis 4 1 NR 1.54 NR
Anorectal atresia / stenosis 6 0 NR 1.85 NR
Undescended testis (36 weeks of gestation or later) 97 0 NR 29.86 NR
Hypospadias (3) 11 0 NR 3.39 NR
Epispadias 0 0 NR 0.00 NR
Indeterminate sex 1 0 NR 0.31 NR
Renal agenesis 2 0 NR 0.62 NR
Cystic kidney 20 3 NR 7.08 NR
Bladder exstrophy 3 0 NR 0.92 NR
Polydactyly, preaxial 14 0 NR 4.31 NR
Total Limb reduction defects (include unspecified) (6) 15 0 NR 4.62 NR
           Transverse 11 0 NR 3.39 NR
           Preaxial 1 0 NR 0.31 NR
           Postaxial 1 0 NR 0.31 NR
           Intercalary 0 0 NR 0.00 NR
           Mixed 1 0 NR 0.31 NR
           Unspecified 0 0 NR 0.00 NR
Diaphragmatic hernia 9 3 NR 3.69 NR
Omphalocele 8 1 NR 2.77 NR
Gastroschisis 5 1 NR 1.85 NR
Unspecified Omphalocele / Gastroschisis 0 0 NR 0.00 NR
Prune belly sequence 0 0 NR 0.00 NR
Trisomy 13 (2, 5) 1 0 NR 0.31 NR
Trisomy 18 2 0 NR 0.62 NR
Down syndrome, all ages (include age unknown) (2, 4) 38 0 NR 11.70 NR
           <20 0 0 NR 0.00 NR
           20-24 7 0 NR 6.11 NR
           25-29 9 0 NR 8.82 NR
           30-34 7 0 NR 12.65 NR
           35-39 6 0 NR 25.37 NR
           40-44 7 0 NR 141.13 NR
           45+ 2 0 NR 555.56 NR
           unknown 0 0 NR 0.00 NR


NR = Data not reported or not available.
* = Terminations of Pregnancy.
(1) Number of terminations of pregnancy (ToP) for birth defects is not reported, except for NTD.
(2) Clinical diagnosis only; with photodocumentation or measurements documented.
(3) Includes penile, scrotal, and perineal hypospadias only.
(4) Seven ToPs with Down Syndrome: six confirmed by amniocentesis (1 - maternal age 21 years, fetal karyotype 47,XX+21; 2 - maternal age 24 years, fetal karyotype 47,XY+21; 3 - maternal age 29 years, fetal karyotype 47,XX+21; 4 - maternal age 32 years, fetal karyotype 47,XX+21; 5 - maternal age 33 years, fetal karyotype 47,XY+21; 6 - maternal age 33 years, fetal karyotype 47,XY+21); one confirmed by CVS (maternal age 31 years, fetal karyotype 47,XX+21).
(5) One ToP with Trisomy 13 confirmed by amniocentesis (maternal age 34 years, fetal karyotype 47,XY+13).
(A) More details in NTD table

Data reported to International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR).




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