Neurál tube defects in northern Jordan

Azhar S. Daoud, Farouk Al-Kaysi, Hatem El-Shanti, Anwar Batieha, Ahmed Obeidat, Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab

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Abstract

Objective: To calculate several epidemiologic parameters of the three neural tube defects, namely, anencephaly, spina bifida and encephaloceles in the Irbid province located in the north of Jordan. Design: We identified prospectively all patients with neural tube defects referred to the two main tertiary care centers in the Irbid Province for a three year period starting January 1991 to December 1993. Results: The overall incidence of the three neural tube defects was 1.63/1000 live births. The incidence of spina bifida was 1.0/1000, of anencephaly 0.37/1000 and of encephalocele 0.26/1000. Male to female ratio was 0.73 for the three neural tube defects: 1.2, 0.62 and 0.67 for anencephaly, spina bifida and encephalocele respectively. Primary unrelated anomalies were seen in 19% cardiovascular and renal anomalies were the most common. The rate of parental consanguinity (69%) was not different from the general population. None of the mothers in this series received preconceptional folic acid supplementation. Conclusion: This is the first study of neural tube defects in northern Jordan which deals with a population with no routine dietary supplementation with vitamins and folic acid for women in the child bearing period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalSaudi Medical Journal
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Jordan
Neural Tube Defects
Encephalocele
Folic Acid
Anencephaly
Consanguinity
Spinal Dysraphism
Incidence
Live Birth
Dietary Supplements
Tertiary Care Centers
Vitamins
Population
Mothers
Kidney

Keywords

  • Neural tube defects
  • Northern jordan

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  • Medicine(all)

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Daoud, A. S., Al-Kaysi, F., El-Shanti, H., Batieha, A., Obeidat, A., & Al-Sheyyab, M. (1996). Neurál tube defects in northern Jordan. Saudi Medical Journal, 17(1), 78-81.

Neurál tube defects in northern Jordan. / Daoud, Azhar S.; Al-Kaysi, Farouk; El-Shanti, Hatem; Batieha, Anwar; Obeidat, Ahmed; Al-Sheyyab, Mahmoud.

In: Saudi Medical Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1996, p. 78-81.

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Daoud, AS, Al-Kaysi, F, El-Shanti, H, Batieha, A, Obeidat, A & Al-Sheyyab, M 1996, 'Neurál tube defects in northern Jordan', Saudi Medical Journal, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 78-81.
Daoud AS, Al-Kaysi F, El-Shanti H, Batieha A, Obeidat A, Al-Sheyyab M. Neurál tube defects in northern Jordan. Saudi Medical Journal. 1996;17(1):78-81.
Daoud, Azhar S. ; Al-Kaysi, Farouk ; El-Shanti, Hatem ; Batieha, Anwar ; Obeidat, Ahmed ; Al-Sheyyab, Mahmoud. / Neurál tube defects in northern Jordan. In: Saudi Medical Journal. 1996 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 78-81.
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