Revista Cubana de Pediatría
On-line version ISSN 1561-3119
FERRERO OTEIZA, María Emilia; PEREZ MATEO, María Teresa; ALVAREZ FUMERO, Roberto and RODRIGUEZ PENA, Lidia. CLINICOEPIDEMIOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR OF THE CONGENITAL DEFECTS IN HAVANA CITY. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2005, vol.77, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3119.
A study of the information obtained by the Cuban Registry of Congenital Malformations (CURECMA) from January 2000 to December 2002, in Havana City , was conducted. The target population was composed of 536 newborn infants, live or dead, who were detected at least a congenital defect before being discharged from hospital, and 657 cases that were interrrupted by the program of prenatal diagnosis. The prevalence at birth of congenital malformations was 77.94 per 10 000 births. In the interrupted fetoes, the most frequent congenital defects were the closure of the neural tube and other congenital malformations of the central nervous system with 117 and 106 cases, respectively. The 657 interrupted cases accounted for 55 % of the malformed of Havana City in this period.
Keywords : Congenital defect; congenital malformations; CURECMA; prevalence at birth.