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dc.creatorSouth Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-23T16:06:22Z
dc.date.available2016-06-23T16:06:22Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10827/21195
dc.description.abstractBirth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality. Additionally, babies born with birth defects who survive infancy have a greater chance of illness and long term disability than babies without birth defects. The causes can involve genetic (such as chromosomal anomalies) or environmental (such as lead exposure during pregnancy) factors, or a combination of these factors. However, in about 70 percent of cases of birth defects, the causes are unknown. The South Carolina Birth Defects Program began in July 2006 after passage of the S.C. Birth Defects Act. This law mandates active surveillance of major structural birth defects identified prenatally through age two. South Carolina monitors over 50 birth defects recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Birth Defects Prevention Network.
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSouth Carolina State Library
dc.relation.ispartofSouth Carolina State Documents Depository
dc.rightsCopyright status undetermined. For more information contact, South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201.
dc.subjectAbnormalities, Human
dc.titleBirth defects in South Carolina
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