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Environmental Public Health Tracking Data

Birth Defects Data

The EPHT Program is tracking the total number of cases for the following 12 specific birth defects:

Many states collect birth defects data, however not all of their surveillance systems collect data in the same way; so you should not compare information from one state to another.

Birth defects surveillance systems can differ in a number of ways:

In both active and passive methods, scientists can also use hospital discharge data or birth certificates to find the information they need.

The comparisons that can be made inside a state include:

For more information on how New Hampshire collects data go to the NH Birth Conditions Program.

Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Tel: (603) 271-4988 800-852-3345 ext.4988

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