Birth Defects Dataenvironmental public health tracking


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 2016 to 2020 in Rhode Island is 372 per 10,000 live births.

Cases and Prevalence of Selected Birth Defects, Rhode Island, 2016-2020