Birth Defects Dataenvironmental public health tracking

Purpose

To identify newborns with birth defects, assure that these children receive appropriate medical and social services, and monitor trends.

Key Information

Birth defects diagnoses, testing and laboratory data, social service referral and consultations, and maternal and infant demographics.

Collection Period

2002 to present

Rhode Island Numbers

  • The overall prevalence rate for birth defects from 2015 to 2019 in Rhode Island is 358 per 10,000 live births.

Cases and Prevalence of Selected Birth Defects, Rhode Island, 2014-2019