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Incidence Statistics for Types of Neural tube defect

The information below shows a list of types of Neural tube defect, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Neural tube defect. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Neural tube defect

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

anencephaly approx 1 in 68,000 or 0.00% or 4,000 people in USA 4,000 less than 4,000 cases (the rate for spina bifida and anencephaly, NWHIC)
spina bifida approx 1 in 1,133,333 or 0.00% or 240 people in USA 240 6 per 100,000 births

Incidence Statistics for Neural tube defect


Incidence of Neural tube defect:

11.57 per 10,000 births with neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 58,772 or 0.00% or 4,627 people in USA [about data]

Incidence statistics about Neural tube defect:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Neural tube defect:

  • 3 infants were born alive with neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 5 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 37 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • Neural tube defects occurred in 11.57 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 0 infants were born alive with anencephalus and similar neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 0 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to anencephalus and similar neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 12 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of anencephalus and similar neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • Anencephalus and similar neural tube defects occurred in 4.08 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 3 infants were born alive with spina bifida in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 2 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to spina bifida in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 12 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of spina bifida in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • Spina bifida occurred in 5.78 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)

Types of Neural tube defect

For more information about types of Neural tube defect, refer to our section on types of Neural tube defect.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Neural tube defect usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Neural tube defect. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Neural tube defect at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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