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USA Spina Bifida Rates

In the U.S.A. the Food and Drug Administration in 1996 authorized that all enriched cereal grain products be fortified with folic acid, with optional fortification beginning in March 1996 and mandatory fortification in January 1998. The data below shows the subsequent changes in anencephaly and spina bifida rate over that period.


See also: Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects | Neural System - Abnormalities | graph - USA anencephaly rates

Reference

Data: CDC Trends in Spina Bifida and Anencephalus in the United States, 1991-2005

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/spine_anen.pdf

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