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    Limb reduction defects in the northern region of England 1985-92


    Wright, M.J. and Newell, J.N. and Charlton, Martin and Hey, E.N. (1995) Limb reduction defects in the northern region of England 1985-92. Journal of Epidemiology &amp Community Health, 49. pp. 305-308. ISSN 143-005X

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    Abstract

    To test the hypothesis that children born to mothers living near the sea are at increased risk of limb reduction defects. Descriptive data analysis. The northern health region of England. All children born between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 1992 in the northern region of England with isolated limb reduction defects. The birth prevalence of isolated limb reduction defects was not affected by the distance the mother lived from the sea. There was some evidence of space-time clustering, but there was no evidence of statistically significant variation in the occurrence of the condition with sex, time of birth (monthly or yearly), or county of birth. There is no evidence that children born to mothers living near the sea are at increased risk of limb reduction defects.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Limb reduction defects; northern region; England; 1985-92;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 6104
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.49.3.305
    Depositing User: Martin Charlton
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 09:35
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Epidemiology &amp Community Health
    Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
    Refereed: Yes
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