Congenital abnormalities in the East of Ireland 1997-2001. Report of the birth defect registries of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, North Eastern Health Board, South Eastern Health Board.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337708
Title:
Congenital abnormalities in the East of Ireland 1997-2001. Report of the birth defect registries of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, North Eastern Health Board, South Eastern Health Board.
Authors:
Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA); North Eastern Health Board (NEHB); South Eastern Health Board (SEHB)
Citation:
Eastern Regional Health Authority, North Eastern Health Board, South Eastern Health Board. 2004. Congenital abnormalities in the East of Ireland 1997-2001. Report of the birth defect registries of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. Dublin. North Eastern Health Board, South Eastern Health Board.
Publisher:
HSE Eastern Region. Department of Public Health.
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337708
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Congenital anomalies are an important cause of peri-natal mortality. In addition, major anomalies such as neural tube defects (NTD) and chromosomal anomalies have lifelong consequences for individuals themselves their families and the health and social services. Surveillance of congenital anomalies is an important activity in any health service as a means of monitoring trends in birth defects, early detection of unexpected rises in specific birth defects, and in evaluating the outcome of health interventions and research. To date, there has been a paucity of information on congenital anomalies in Ireland, mainly due to the lack of congenital anomaly surveillance for much of the country. Until 1996, surveillance of birth defects by health board population based registries was undertaken in four of the twenty six counties of the Republic of Ireland - counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare (Dublin EUROCAT Register of the Eastern Regional Health Authority) and in county Galway (Galway EUROCAT Register). Some surveillance of congenital anomalies was also being undertaken in other areas. In 1997, three new registries were established, in the Southern Health Board, the South-Eastern Health Board (SEHB) and the North Eastern Health Board (NEHB). Because of the geographical proximity of the latter two health boards with the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), a co-operative approach was adopted for surveillance along the eastern seaboard of Ireland. Between them, these three regions have a catchment of more than half of the births in the country. This report is the first publication of data from five years of surveillance of congenital anomalies in the three regions (East of Ireland) from 1997-2001 and what follows is a brief outline of what is contained in the report.
Keywords:
CONGENITAL ANOMALY; SPINA BIFIDA; PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; MONITORING
Local subject classification:
BIRTH DEFECT; HEALTH IMPROVEMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNorth Eastern Health Board (NEHB)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSouth Eastern Health Board (SEHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-29T16:56:27Zen
dc.date.available2014-12-29T16:56:27Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier.citationEastern Regional Health Authority, North Eastern Health Board, South Eastern Health Board. 2004. Congenital abnormalities in the East of Ireland 1997-2001. Report of the birth defect registries of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. Dublin. North Eastern Health Board, South Eastern Health Board.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337708en
dc.descriptionCongenital anomalies are an important cause of peri-natal mortality. In addition, major anomalies such as neural tube defects (NTD) and chromosomal anomalies have lifelong consequences for individuals themselves their families and the health and social services. Surveillance of congenital anomalies is an important activity in any health service as a means of monitoring trends in birth defects, early detection of unexpected rises in specific birth defects, and in evaluating the outcome of health interventions and research. To date, there has been a paucity of information on congenital anomalies in Ireland, mainly due to the lack of congenital anomaly surveillance for much of the country. Until 1996, surveillance of birth defects by health board population based registries was undertaken in four of the twenty six counties of the Republic of Ireland - counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare (Dublin EUROCAT Register of the Eastern Regional Health Authority) and in county Galway (Galway EUROCAT Register). Some surveillance of congenital anomalies was also being undertaken in other areas. In 1997, three new registries were established, in the Southern Health Board, the South-Eastern Health Board (SEHB) and the North Eastern Health Board (NEHB). Because of the geographical proximity of the latter two health boards with the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), a co-operative approach was adopted for surveillance along the eastern seaboard of Ireland. Between them, these three regions have a catchment of more than half of the births in the country. This report is the first publication of data from five years of surveillance of congenital anomalies in the three regions (East of Ireland) from 1997-2001 and what follows is a brief outline of what is contained in the report.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHSE Eastern Region. Department of Public Health.en_GB
dc.subjectCONGENITAL ANOMALYen_GB
dc.subjectSPINA BIFIDAen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen_GB
dc.subjectMONITORINGen_GB
dc.subject.otherBIRTH DEFECTen_GB
dc.subject.otherHEALTH IMPROVEMENTen
dc.titleCongenital abnormalities in the East of Ireland 1997-2001. Report of the birth defect registries of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, North Eastern Health Board, South Eastern Health Board.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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