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Birth Defects


Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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April 7, 2017

  • About 1 in 10 US pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection in 2016 had a fetus or baby with birth defects.
  • Babies born with Zika-related birth defects require specialized follow-up care and developmental monitoring.
  • Health departments can coordinate pregnancy surveillance with Zika birth defects surveillance to ensure all affected babies are identified and families are connected to appropriate medical and social services.

February 27, 2015

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September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

December 6, 2013

  • A new CDC study found a 42% increase in the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children aged 4 to 17 years between 2003 and 2011, as reported by parents—estimates vary widely among states.
  • Children with ADHD are more likely to have problems in school, have strained family and peer relationships, and be injured than children without ADHD.
  • Knowing the symptoms of ADHD is essential so children can get the help they need and reach their full potential.

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December 16, 2011

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December 16, 2011

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