15 years of surveillance of congenital abnormalities in Europe: 1980 - 1994

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264012
Title:
15 years of surveillance of congenital abnormalities in Europe: 1980 - 1994
Authors:
EUROCAT Working Group
Affiliation:
Scientific Institute of Public Health - Louis Pasteur
Publisher:
Scientific Institute of Public Health - Louis Pasteur
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264012
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
EUROCAT is a programme supported by the EC for the epidemiologic surveillance of congenital anomalies. The main objectives are to detect and investigate trends, in the. frequency of congenital anomalies that could be due to environmental teratogens or mutagens and to evaluate the effectiveness and effic itmcy of neonatal and perinatal health services' The Central Registry located in the Service of Epidemiology at the Scientific Institute of Public Health. Louis-Pasteur (formerly Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology) in Brussels, acts as an information centre which can respond to specific concerns of the population and of health managers, such as the assessment of the impact of environmental accidents (like Chernobyl) or the suspicion of teratogenic influences from various exposures (as 'babies without hand' and suspected -but non-confirmed- link with polluted seawater). As congenital anomalies have a relative low prevalence, and good quality exhaustive data is expensive and difficult to collect, a standard European system could allow countries' using data from regional registries to pool their data for studies and to exploit their differences by comparing them.
Keywords:
INFANT; GENETICS
Series/Report no.:
EUROCAT Report; 7

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEUROCAT Working Groupen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T15:54:09Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T15:54:09Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264012-
dc.descriptionEUROCAT is a programme supported by the EC for the epidemiologic surveillance of congenital anomalies. The main objectives are to detect and investigate trends, in the. frequency of congenital anomalies that could be due to environmental teratogens or mutagens and to evaluate the effectiveness and effic itmcy of neonatal and perinatal health services' The Central Registry located in the Service of Epidemiology at the Scientific Institute of Public Health. Louis-Pasteur (formerly Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology) in Brussels, acts as an information centre which can respond to specific concerns of the population and of health managers, such as the assessment of the impact of environmental accidents (like Chernobyl) or the suspicion of teratogenic influences from various exposures (as 'babies without hand' and suspected -but non-confirmed- link with polluted seawater). As congenital anomalies have a relative low prevalence, and good quality exhaustive data is expensive and difficult to collect, a standard European system could allow countries' using data from regional registries to pool their data for studies and to exploit their differences by comparing them.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScientific Institute of Public Health - Louis Pasteuren_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUROCAT Reporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries7en_GB
dc.subjectINFANTen_GB
dc.subjectGENETICSen_GB
dc.title15 years of surveillance of congenital abnormalities in Europe: 1980 - 1994en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentScientific Institute of Public Health - Louis Pasteuren_GB
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