South Carolina Birth Defects Program

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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
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2016-07
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South Carolina Birth Defects Program , Abnormalities, Human
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The South Carolina Birth Defects Program began in July 2006 after passage of the SC Birth Defects Act. This law mandates active surveillance of major birth defects identified before birth through age 2. South Carolina monitors over 50 birth defects recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. The most common birth defects in South Carolina in 2014 were: 1. Ventricular Septal Defect 2. Down Syndrome 3. Pulmonary Valve Atresia and Stenosis 4. Obstructive Genitourinary Defect.
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South Carolina State Library
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Copyright status undetermined. For more information contact, South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201.
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