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Incidence and Risk Factors for Neural Tube Defects ORIGINAL ARTICLE INCIDENCE AND RISK FACTORS FOR NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS IN PESHAWAR Sania Tanveer Khattak*, Tabassum Naheed**, Shahnaz Akhtar**, Tanveer Jamal** *Department of Gynae/Obs, Saidu Medical College, Swat and **Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan ABSTRACT Background: Neural tube defects are common and major birth defects. Their incidence varies according to the geographic conditions, race, sex of the baby and certain maternal conditions. This study was conducted to determine the incidence of neural tube defects and its risk factors in Peshawar. Material and Methods: It was retrospective study of deliveries at Gynae A unit of Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, from January 2004 to December 2004. Pregnant women with babies having neural tube defects were taken as subjects and those having normal babies as controls. They were interviewed and information recorded in a proforma. Results: During the study period 3310 deliveries occurred, among which 46 were having neural tube defects. Twenty-one had hydrocephalus, 8 spina bifida with meningocoele, 6 fetuses were anencephalic where as 11 had mult ...
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