*Québec does not contribute to the Discharge Abstract Database.
TERR= all three territories combined (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI), Discharge Abstract Database. Perinatal Health Indicators for Canada, 2013
http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2014/aspc-phac/HP7-1-2013-eng.pdf – accessed June 20, 2017.
For more information on congenital anomalies and neural tube defects see Section 5: Congenital Anomalies; Genetics and Paediatric Health Module.
From 2001 to 2010, the rate of neural tube defects varied by province and the territories.
The rate was 6.0 in Nova Scotia and 5.9 in Manitoba.
It was 3.4 in New Brunswick and 3.6 in all three Territories combined.