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The following are publications in which Oklahoma Birth Defects Registry staff members have coauthored and/or contributed data:

  • Zika-Associated Birth Defects Reported in Pregnancies with Laboratory Evidence of Confirmed or Possible Zika Virus Infection — U.S. Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry, December 1, 2015–March 31, 2018 by Roth et al
  • Prevalence of individual brain and eye defects potentially related to Zika virus in pregnancy in 22 U.S. states and territories, January 2016 - June 2017 by Delaney et al
  • Population-Based Surveillance for Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection-MMWR by Smootes et al
  • The association between natural gas well activity and specific congenital anomalies in Oklahoma, 1997-2009 by Janitz et al
  • Distribution of congenital anomalies by race/ethnicity and geospatial location in Oklahoma, 1997-2009 by Janitz et al
  • National population-based estimates for major birth defects, 2010–2014 by Mai et al
  • Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2011–2015: A focus on eye and ear defects by Stallings et al
  • Association between benzene and congenital anomalies in Oklahoma, 1997–2009 by Janitz et al
  • Childhood Cancer in Children with Congenital Anomalies in Oklahoma, 1997-2009 by Janitz et al
  • Updated National Birth Prevalence Estimates for Selected Birth Defects in the United States, 2004-2006 by Parker et al
  • Prevalence and Correlates of Gastroschisis in 15 States, 1995 to 2005 by Kirby et al
  • Prevalence at Birth of Cleft Lip With or Without Cleft Palate: Data From the International Perinatal Database of Typical Oral Clefts (IPDTOC) by the IPDTOC Working Group
  • Low adherence to national guidelines for thyroid screening in Down syndrome by Fergeson et al
  • Public Health Projects for Preventing the Recurrence of Neural Tube Defects in the United States by Collins et al
  • Changes in the birth prevalence of selected birth defects after grain fortification with folic acid in the United States: Findings from a multi-state population-based study by Canfield et al

Fact Sheets/Reports

Data is available upon request. Please e-mail the Oklahoma Birth Defects Registry at, to request data.  

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