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Note:   *Gross rate is the total number of cases of anomaly (regardless of whether the pregnancy ended in miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, live birth or stillbirth) divided by the total number of live and still births.

 

Rates of Key Anomalies

Twenty-five most common congenital anomalies reported by CARIS in Wales 1998-2022

 

CARIS:  Top 25 Anomaly Rates

 
Top 25 Anomalies 1998-2022

 

All cases

Liveborn cases

All Cases of Anomaly

Total Number of Cases 1998 - 2022

Rate per 10,000 total births 2018-2022

Number of Liveborn Cases 2018-2022

% cases live born

1998-2022

ALL ANOMALIES

36,620

320.1

30,695

83.8

Congenital heart defects

9,205

83.3

8,193

89.0

Genetic disorders (genetic syndromes, hereditary skin disorders, skeletal dysplasias and chromosomal anomalies)

6,633

69.8

3,974

59.9

Limb anomalies

5,692

47.8

4,612

81.0

Congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT)

4,669

46.3

3,905

83.6

Ventricular septal defect (VSD)

3,970

38.6

3,613

91.0

Nervous system anomalies

3,230

33.1

1,547

47.9

Gastro-intestinal anomalies

2,758

19.4

2,194

79.6

Severe congenital heart defects

2,713

29.3

2,109

77.7

Genital anomalies

2,673

24.2

2,558

95.7

Congenital hydronephrosis including ureter obstruction

2,434

20.0

2,307

94.8

Hypospadias

2,085

20.4

2,076

99.6

Down syndrome/trisomy 21

1,925

24.0

875

45.5

Oro-facial clefts

1,663

16.4

1,406

84.5

Club foot – talipes equinovarus

1,648

21.1

1,220

74.0

Atrial septal defect (ASD)

1,455

6.2

1,450

99.7

Eye anomalies

1,327

7.9

1,286

96.9

Congenital hearing loss

1,315

9.2

1,315

100.0

Neural Tube Defects

1,260

13.7

206

16.3

Ear, face and neck anomalies

1,154

[x]

811

70.3

Polydactyly

1,011

7.6

892

88.2

Patent Ductus arteriosus (PDA)

978

6.0

978

100.0

Abdominal wall defects

898

10.6

492

54.8

Cleft lip with/without palate

885

9.7

740

83.6

Pulmonary valve stenosis

798

7.2

767

96.1

Cleft palate

783

6.7

670

85.6