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picture of researcherThe California Birth Defects Monitoring Program rigorously collects and analyzes scientific data to answer questions about birth defects& including the ultimate question: what causes them?

Findings presented in our website come from Registry data. The Program gathers medical information on all babies born with serious birth defects in a subset of California's population. We report current rates and occurrence patterns based on this registry data.


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bullet All birth defects combined
bullet Specific birth defects
bullet Rates and frequencies
- In livebirths
- In livebirths plus fetal deaths
bullet Specific environmental and risk factors
bullet Birth defects in California
bullet Estimates for California's 58 counties
bullet Impact of birth defects in the US




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