Congenital Anomalies

Website about Congenital anomalies and their incidence in the Czech Republic

Institute of health information and statistics of the Czech Republic

Thomayer hospital in Prague

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First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague

Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague

International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research

European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies

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National Registry of Congenital Anomalies of the Czech Republic

History: A registration of malformation began in 1961 and regular monitoring started in 1965. The Program was a founding member of the ICBDSR Clearinghouse and is a full member. The Program became an associate member of EUROCAT in 2009.

Size and coverage: The registry is population-based, statewide. All births occurring in Czech Republic (Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia regions) are covered, at present comprising about 100,000 annual births (approx. 120,000 in 2008). Stillbirths weighing at least 1,000g are included. The cases in spontaneous abortions are not commonly registered.

Legislation and funding: Reporting is compulsory. The registration is financed and run by the government in the Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic.

Sources of ascertainment: Reports are obtained from delivery units, neonatal, pediatric, child surgery, pathology departments, genetic departments and cytogenetic laboratories. Reporting to the central registry occurs via Regional Department of Institute of Health Information and Statistics. The bases processing of data and the analysis are performed in the Institute of Health Information and Statistics, more detailed analysis of data is performed in Department of Medical Genetics, Thomayer´s University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.

Reporing code: ICD 10 - international; no verbal description

Maximum age at diagnosis: 15 years

Termination of Pregnancy: In the Czech Republic, the Terminations of Pregnancy from genetic reasons is permited before the (finished) 24th week of gestation.

Exposure information: Some exposure information is available on malformed infants, but at present none on controls.

Background information: Information on all births is available in the Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic.

Information sources: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic ( and the Website of the Monitoring Program (

Corresponding adress:
Department of Medical Genetics
Thomayer Hospital
Videnska 800
140 59
Prague 4



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