A review of congenital anomaly surveillance in the Republic of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263996
Title:
A review of congenital anomaly surveillance in the Republic of Ireland.
Authors:
McKeown, Declan
Affiliation:
Western Health Board
Publisher:
Director of Public Health
Issue Date:
Mar-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263996
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The public health importance of congenital anomaly surveillance should not be underestimated, as they are major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality, In 2000, 131 infants aged less than 1 year died from congenital anomalies. In the three-year period 1997-1999 there were over 25,000 hospital discharges for congenital anomalies. In addition the last number of years has also seen an unprecedented demand from laypersons, medical professionals and policy makers for information on the potential impact of environmental pollutants on births in this country. It may relate to Chernobyl, Sellafield, Askeaton, an incinerator or a landfill site but the fact remains that without a comprehensive population based congenital anomaly surveillance system in place these questions cannot be answered with any degree of certainty. Congenital anomalies are clearly an important public health event in this country.
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; INFANT MORTALITY
Local subject classification:
CONGENITAL ANOMALY; HEALTH IMPROVEMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Declanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T15:56:22Zen
dc.date.available2013-01-02T15:56:22Zen
dc.date.issued2002-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/263996en
dc.descriptionThe public health importance of congenital anomaly surveillance should not be underestimated, as they are major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality, In 2000, 131 infants aged less than 1 year died from congenital anomalies. In the three-year period 1997-1999 there were over 25,000 hospital discharges for congenital anomalies. In addition the last number of years has also seen an unprecedented demand from laypersons, medical professionals and policy makers for information on the potential impact of environmental pollutants on births in this country. It may relate to Chernobyl, Sellafield, Askeaton, an incinerator or a landfill site but the fact remains that without a comprehensive population based congenital anomaly surveillance system in place these questions cannot be answered with any degree of certainty. Congenital anomalies are clearly an important public health event in this country.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDirector of Public Healthen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen_GB
dc.subjectINFANT MORTALITYen_GB
dc.subject.otherCONGENITAL ANOMALYen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH IMPROVEMENTen
dc.titleA review of congenital anomaly surveillance in the Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentWestern Health Boarden_GB
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