An epidemiological study of oesophageal atresia

T. J. David, S. E. O'Callaghan

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    In a retrospective study of 227 cases of esophagus atresia born in the southwest of England, the incidence was 0.34 per 1,000 births. Taking estimated dates of conception, there were no statistically significant yearly or monthly trends. There was a statistically significant winter excess of conceptions in the offspring of primigravidae but not multigravidae. Examination of the data for clustering, using a time interval analysis, failed to show an increased risk of a case occurring within 4 wk of a previous case. It is concluded that esophagus atresia is etiologically heterogeneous.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)172-176
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1974


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