Prevalence of Congenital Anomalies in Karak Governmental Hospital

Ahmad H. Abosafi

Abstract


Objective: This study aims at finding the prevalence of congenital anomalies in Karak governmental
hospital.
Methods: There were 2349 reported live births in Karak governmental hospital in 2006. The overall
prevalence rate of congenital anomalies in Karak hospital was found to be 1.28% of live births.
Results: The total prevalence rate during 2006 was 128/10 000 live births. Each anomaly was studied
separately and compared with the total reported anomalies. The highest prevalence was found in
chromosomal disorders (26.7%) of total reported anomalies.
Conclusions: The study also revealed some considerable associated factors.

Keywords


Congenital anomalies, birth defects, prevalence.

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