Annual Reports


The National Birth Defects Prevention Network publishes its annual report in a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part A.  The annual report includes directory information for birth defects programs, state-specific data on 45 selected birth defects, and journal articles on birth defects surveillance and epidemiology.
Annual report articles are listed in the Articles of Potential Interest database and can be searched by author name, keywords, title, year, etc. here.

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2019 Annual Report
Special Issue: 2019 Congenital Malformations Surveillance Report:
A Report from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network


November 1, 2019
Volume 111, Issue 18

Pages 1321-1447
Issue edited by: Dr. Russell Kirby, Dr. Marilyn L. Browne

Editorial: Connecting the circle from surveillance to epidemiology to public health practice (pages 1327-1328)
Russell S. Kirby, Marilyn L. Browne

Genome-wide association studies of structural birth defects: A review and commentary (pages 1329-1342)
Philip J. Lupo, Laura E. Mitchell, Mary M. Jenkins

Exploring classification of birth defects severity in national hospital discharge databases compared to an active surveillance program (pages 1343-1355)
Jennifer L. Matas, Denny Fe G. Agana, George J. Germanos, Michael A. Hansen, Sanjukta Modak, Jean Paul Tanner, Peter H. Langlois, Jason L. Salemi

Co-occurring defect analysis: A platform for analyzing birth defect co-occurrence in registries (pages 1356-1364)
Renata H. Benjamin, Xiao Yu, Maria Luisa Navarro Sanchez, Han Chen, Laura E. Mitchell, Peter H. Langlois, Mark A. Canfield, Michael D. Swartz, Angela E. Scheuerle, Daryl A. Scott, Hope Northrup, Christian P. Schaaf, Joseph W. Ray, Scott D. McLean, Philip J. Lupo, A. J. Agopian

The impact of the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM transition on the prevalence of birth defects among infant hospitalizations in the United States (pages 1365-1379)
Jason L. Salemi, Jean Paul Tanner, Russell S. Kirby, Janet D. Cragan

The prevalence of birth defects among non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders and American Indians/Alaska Natives in Texas, 1999–2015 (pages 1380-1388)
Mimi T. Le, Charlie J. Shumate, Adrienne T. Hoyt, Anna V. Wilkinson, Mark A. Canfield

Association of interpregnancy change in body mass index and spina bifida (pages 1389-1398)
Renata H. Benjamin, Mary K. Ethen, Mark A. Canfield, Fei Hua, Laura E. Mitchell

Maternal exposure to ambient cadmium levels, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (pages 1399-1407)
Rema Ramakrishnan, Amy L. Stuart, Jason L. Salemi, Henian Chen, Kathleen O'Rourke, Russell S. Kirby

Predictors of referral to the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program among infants with birth defects and infants born extremely preterm or low birthweight (pages 1408-1419)
Nina E. Forestieri, Eric Van Buren, Barbara D. Simpson, Robert E. Meyer

National population-based estimates for major birth defects, 2010–2014 (pages 1420-1435)
Cara T. Mai, Jennifer L. Isenburg, Mark A. Canfield, Robert E. Meyer, Adolfo Correa, Clinton J. Alverson, Philip J. Lupo, Tiffany Riehle-Colarusso, Sook Ja Cho, Deepa Aggarwal, Russell S. Kirby, National Birth Defects Prevention Network

Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2012–2016: A focus on abdominal wall defects (pages 1436-1447)
Erin B. Stallings, Jennifer L. Isenburg, Tyiesha D. Short, Dominique Heinke, Russell S. Kirby, Paul A. Romitti, Mark A. Canfield, Leslie A. O'Leary, Rebecca F. Liberman, Nina E. Forestieri, Wendy N. Nembhard, Theresa Sandidge, Eirini Nestoridi, Jason L. Salemi, Amy E. Nance, Kirstan Duckett, Glenda M. Ramirez, Xiaoyi Shan, Jing Shi, Philip J. Lupo

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2018 Annual Report

Special Issue: 2018 Congenital Malformations Surveillance Report:
A Report from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network


November 15, 2018
Volume 110, Issue 19

Pages 1377-1486
Issue edited by: Dr. Russell Kirby, Dr. Marilyn L. Browne

Editorial: Population-based birth defects surveillance, epidemiology, and public health practice (pages 1381-1382)
Russell S. Kirby and Marilyn L. Browne

Using birth defects surveillance programs for population-based estimation of sibling recurrence risks (pages 1383-1387)
A.J. Agopian, Jason L. Salemi, Jean Paul Tanner, Russell S. Kirby

Status of population-based birth defects surveillance programs before and after the Zika public health response in the United States (pages 1388-1394)
Marlene Anderka, Cara T. Mai, Emily M. Judson, Peter H. Langlois, Philip J. Lupo, Kimberlea Hauser, Jason L. Salemi, Jane Correia, Mark A. Canfield, Russell S. Kirby for the National Birth Defects Prevention Network

Population-based surveillance of congenital heart defects among adolescents and adults: surveillance methodology (pages 1395-1403)
Jill Glidewell, Wendy Book, Cheryl Raskind-Hood, Carol Hogue, ,Julie E. Dunn, Michelle Gurvitz, Al Ozonoff, Claire McGarry, Alissa Van Zutphen, George Lui, Karrie Downing, Tiffany Riehle?Colarusso

Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network pilot: Population-based surveillance of major muscular dystrophies at four U.S. sites, 2007–2011 (pages 1404-1411)
ThuyQuynh N. Do, Natalie Street, Jennifer Donnelly, Melissa M. Adams, Christopher Cunniff, Deborah J. Fox, Richard O. Weinert, Joyce Oleszek, Paul A. Romitti, Christina P. Westfield, Julie Bolen on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network (MD STARnet)

Study of selected birth defects among American Indian/Alaska Native population: A multi-state population-based retrospective study, 1999–2007 (pages 1412-1418)
Lisa K. Marengo, Timothy J. Flood, Mary K. Ethen, Russell S. Kirby, Sarah Fisher, Glenn Copeland, Robert E. Meyer, Julie Dunn, Mark A. Canfield, Tom Anderson, Del Yazzie, Cara T. Mai for the National Birth Defects Prevention Network

Descriptive epidemiology of cerebellar hypoplasia in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (pages 1419-1432)
Meredith M. Howley, Kim M. Keppler-Noreuil, Christopher M. Cunniff, Marilyn L. Browne for the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

Maternal antihypertensive medication use and selected birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (pages 1433-1442)
Sarah C. Fisher, Alissa R. Van Zutphen, Martha M. Werler, Paul A. Romitti, Christopher Cunniff, Marilyn L. Browne the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

Maternal genitourinary infections and risk of birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (Pages 1443-1454)
Meredith M. Howley, Marcia L. Feldkamp, Eleni A. Papadopoulos, Sarah C. Fisher, Kathryn E. Arnold, Marilyn L. Browne for the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

Maternal arsenic exposure and nonsyndromic orofacial clefts (pages 1455-1467)
Jonathan Suhl, Stephanie Leonard, Peter Weyer, Anthony Rhoads, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, T. Renée Anthony, Trudy L. Burns, Kristin M. Conway, Peter H. Langlois, Paul A. Romitti

A population-based case–control study of the association between weather-related extreme heat events and orofacial clefts (pages 1468-1477)
Aida Soim, Scott C. Sheridan, Syni-An Hwang, Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Sarah C. Fisher, Gary M. Shaw, Marcia L. Feldkamp,  Paul A. Romitti, Jennita Reefhuis, Peter H. Langlois, Marilyn L. Browne, Shao Lin the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2011–2015: A focus on eye and ear defects (pages 1478-1486)
Erin B. Stallings, Jennifer L. Isenburg, Cara T. Mai, Rebecca F. Liberman, Cynthia A. Moore, Mark A. Canfield, Jason L. Salemi, Russell S. Kirby, Tyiesha D. Short, Wendy N. Nembhard, Nina E. Forestieri, Dominique Heinke, C. J. Alverson, Paul A. Romitti, My-Phuong Huynh, Lindsay E. Denson, Emily M. Judson, Philip J. Lupo for the National Birth Defects Prevention Network

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 2017 Annual Report
Special Issue: 2017 Congenital Malformations Surveillance Report:
A Report from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network


November 1, 2017
Volume 109, Issue 18

Pages 1401-1514
Issue edited by: Dr. Russell Kirby, Dr. Marilyn L. Browne

Editorial: Population-based birth defects surveillance: Challenges, opportunities, and recent developments (pages 1405–1406)
Russell S. Kirby and Marilyn L. Browne

Editorial: Editorial In Bed with The Devil: Recognizing Human Teratogenic Exposures (pages 1407–1413)
Jan M. Friedman

Using State Birth Defects Registries to Evaluate Regional Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening (pages 1414–1422)
Amy Peterson Case, Stephanie D. Miller and Monica R. McClain

Utility of Capture-Recapture Methodology to Estimate Prevalence of Congenital Heart Defects Among Adolescents in 11 New York State Counties: 2008 to 2010 (pages 1423–1429)
Tugba Akkaya-Hocagil, Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Kristin Sommerhalter, Claire McGarry and Alissa Van Zutphen

Alternatives to Autopsy for Fetal and Early Neonatal (Perinatal) Deaths: Insights from the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (pages 1430–1441)
Elspeth McPherson, Eirini Nestoridi, Dominique Heinke, Drucilla J. Roberts, Ruth Fretts, Mahsa M. Yazdy and Angela E. Lin
 
Prevalence trends of selected major birth defects: A multi-state population-based retrospective study, United States, 1999 to 2007 (pages 1442–1450)
Amanda M. St. Louis, Keewan Kim, Marilyn L. Browne, Gang Liu, Rebecca F. Liberman, Wendy N. Nembhard, Mark A. Canfield, Glenn Copeland, Jane Fornoff, Russell S. Kirby and for the The National Birth Defects Prevention Network
 
Epidemiology and Prognosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Utah (pages 1451–1459)
Hari Shanmugam, Luca Brunelli, Lorenzo D. Botto, Sergey Krikov and Marcia L. Feldkamp
 
Maternal Medicaid Recipient Status and Congenital Malformations among New York State Live Births in 2010 (pages 1460–1470)
Sandra D. Richardson and Raina E. Josberger
 
Thyroid Medication Use and Birth Defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (pages 1471–1481)
Meredith M. Howley, Sarah C. Fisher, Alissa R. Van Zutphen, Dorothy K. Waller, Suzan L. Carmichael, Marilyn L. Browne and The National Birth Defects Prevention Study
 
Population-based case–control study of the association between weather-related extreme heat events and neural tube defects (pages 1482–1493)
Aida Soim, Shao Lin, Scott C. Sheridan, Syni-An Hwang, Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Thomas J. Luben, Gary M. Shaw, Marcia L. Feldkamp, Paul A. Romitti, Jennita Reefhuis, Peter H. Langlois, Marilyn L. Browne and The National Birth Defects Prevention Study
 
Proximity to Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Care among Adolescents with Congenital Heart Defects in 11 New York Counties (pages 1494–1503)
Kristin M. Sommerhalter, Tabassum Z. Insaf, Tugba Akkaya-Hocagil, Claire E. McGarry, Sherry L. Farr, Karrie F. Downing, George K. Lui, Ali N. Zaidi and Alissa R. Van Zutphen
 
Brief Report: Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2010–2014: A focus on gastrointestinal defects (pages 1504–1514)
Philip J. Lupo, Jennifer L. Isenburg, Jason L. Salemi, Cara T. Mai, Rebecca F. Liberman, Mark A. Canfield, Glenn Copeland, Sarah Haight, Sanjiv Harpavat, Adrienne T. Hoyt, Cynthia A. Moore, Wendy N. Nembhard, Hoang N. Nguyen, Rachel E. Rutkowski, Amy Steele, C.J. Alverson, Erin B. Stallings, Russell S. Kirby and and The National Birth Defects Prevention Network

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