Press Release

BIRTH DEFECTS: 8 MILLION ANNUALLY WORLDWIDE

Hidden Toll of Dying and Disabled Children; A Comprehensive Global Analysis Identifies Trend and Interventions . Every year an estimated 8 million children -- about 6 percent of total births worldwide -- are born with a serious birth defect of genetic or partially genetic origin, according to a new report from the March of Dimes.

01-30-2006