Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Birth Defects Register

Birth Defects Register

The South Australian Birth Defects Register (SABDR) collects information on all children born in South Australia who have a significant birth defect detected in the first five years of life. This information can be used to detect real increases in the frequency of birth defects or to reassure people when, what seems to be an increase in birth defects, is only the result of the usual variations that happen within a population.

A birth defect is defined as any abnormality, structural or functional, identified up to the child's fifth birthday, provided that the condition had its origin before birth. Notifications are received from a wide range of doctors and health professionals who care for children with birth defects.

The SABDR is involved in several research projects and produces the SA Birth Defects Register Annual Report, which incorporates the Annual Report of Prenatal Diagnosis in South Australia .

The SABDR is part of the Health Informatics, Performance, Planning and Outcomes (HIPPO) Unit at the WCH.

Resources/publications

Prenatal Screening for Congenital Anomalies

PDF iconPrenatal screening for congenital anomalies 2012 (Published 2015) (755kb)

PDF iconPrenatal screening for congenital anomalies 2011 (Published 2014) (476kb)

PDF iconPrenatal screening for congenital anomalies 2010 (Published 2014) (478kb)

PDF iconPrenatal screening for congenital anomalies 2009 (Published 2013) (548kb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Reasearch Project Guidelines (141kb)

PDF iconPrenatal screening for congenital anomalies 2008 (Published 2012) (333kb)

South Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Reports

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Report 2012 (Published 2015) (1.58mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Report 2011 (Published 2015) (2.12mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Report 2010 (Published 2015) (1.41mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Report 2008 and 2009 (Published 2015)
      (1.34mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Report 2007 (Published 2010) (1mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Report 2006 (Published 2009) (1.27mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Report 2005 (Published 2008) (1.08mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defect Register Annual Report 2004 (Published 2007) (1.07mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defects Register Annual Report 2003 (Published 2006) (1.90mb)

PDF iconSouth Australian Birth Defects Register Annual Report 2002 (Published 2005) (2mb)

Link iconPregnancy Outcome Statistics Unit

Contact details

Manager,
SA Birth Defects Register

Location

Level 2, Michell Building

Mailing Address

SA Birth Defects Register
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide SA 5006   

Phone/fax/email

Phone (08) 8161 7368

Fax (08) 8161 6088

Email : sabdr@health.sa.gov.au

last modified: 05 Dec 2016