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We estimated case counts statewide and for each of California's 58 counties. This data can help in documenting birth defects' public health impact as well as in planning services and prevention efforts.

DATA SOURCES

bullet Rates are calculated from the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program registry, our database of medical and demographic information on children with birth defects. To stabilize rates, we've averaged the most recent 5 years of data, for births from 1999-2003.
bullet County birth totals come from Vital Statistics records (live birth and stillbirths over 20 weeks certificates) for 2004.

ADDITIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DATA

bullet Statewide data: estimated cases, rates and frequencies for all birth defects combined plus 17 specific conditions (livebirths).
bullet Rates and frequencies for 16 specific conditions (livebirths plus stillbirths over 20 weeks).





Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

 

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