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11. Birth defects Volume 20 Issue 1

Barbara Bejuk, Lee Taylor

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Barbara Bejuk

Lee Taylor


Between 2000 and 2004, the reported proportion of infants with birth defects has remained stable at about 2 per cent, with a slight decline in 2005 to 1.8 per cent (Table 145). In 2006, 792 cases of birth defects detected during pregnancy or at birth were reported.