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New Zealand Birth Defects Registry (NZBDR)

The aims of this project are:

  1. To continue monitoring the occurrence of birth defects among livebirths and fetal deaths in New Zealand.
  2. To provide data on the prevalence of birth defects for ad hoc.
  3. To provide annual data to the Ministry of Health and International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR)
  4. To investigate clusters of birth defects
  5. To provide expert technical assistance and advice on the epidemiology of birth defects

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

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Elwood M, Borman B. Increases in disease in Malayan war veterans’ children may be misleading. NZ Med J, 2012; 125 (1367). (letter) link icon
Borman B, Poynter M. When enough is not enough: folic acid fortification in New Zealand. NZ Med J, 2014; 127(1399): 83-84. link icon
Borman B, Read D. (2010) Birth Defects in the New Plymouth District. Technical Report No 32. Wellington: CPHR. link icon
Borman B, Read D. 2,4,5-T and birth defects in New Zealand. International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea, August, 2010. Epidemiology, 2011; 22(S1): S124-S125. link icon

April 2011

RESEARCHERS

FUNDING

  • Ministry of Health

PRIMARY RESEARCH AREAS