The use of national health registers for studying environmental causes of congenital defects

Bengt Källén

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Abstract

This review summarizes and discusses the use of central health registers in studies of causes of congenital malformations. The review is illustrated using data from the Swedish Medical Birth Register with adjacent registers and gives examples of different methods to identify environmental exposures. The review stresses the usefulness of this approach but also the inherent problems of which the researcher must be fully aware.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
JournalReviews on Environmental Health
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

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