Table 1

The geographical and urban–rural-specific prevalence ratio of NTDs (per 10,000 births) in China, 2006-2008
Region Residential areas Anencephaly Spina bifida Encephalocel NTDs
Na PRb (95% CI) Na PRb (95% CI) Na PRb (95% CI) Na PRb (95% CI)
North Rural 429 10.8 (9.8-11.9) 597 15.0 (13.8-16.3) 152 3.8 (3.2-4.5) 1178 29.7 (28.0-31.4)
Urban 311 4.5 (4.0-5.1) 399 5.8 (5.3-6.4) 136 2.0 (1.7-2.3) 846 12.4 (11.5-13.2)
South Rural 252 7.0 (6.2-8.0) 147 4.1 (3.5-4.8) 79 2.2 (1.8-2.7) 478 13.3 (12.214.6)
Urban 333 4.1 (3.7-4.5) 214 2.6 (2.3-3.0) 119 1.5 (1.2-1.7) 666 8.1 (7.5-8.8)
Rural 681 9.0 (8.4-9.7) 744 9.8 (9.2-10.6) 231 3.1 (2.7-3.5) 1656 21.9 (20.9-23.0)
Urban 644 4.3 (4.0- 4.6) 613 4.1 (3.8-4.4) 255 1.7 (1.5-1.9) 1512 10.1 (9.6-10.6)
North 740 6.8 (6.4-7.3) 996 9.2 (8.6-9.8) 288 2.7 (2.4-3.0) 2024 18.7 (17.9-19.5)
South 585 5.0 (4.6-5.4) 361 3.1 (2.8-3.4) 198 1.7 (1.5-1.9) 1144 9.7 (9.2-10.3)

aThe number of NTDs affected cases.

bPR=prevalence ratio.

Li et al.

Li et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:161   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-161

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