Indicator full name: Births with Down's syndrome per 100 000 live births
Unit: number per 100 000 live births
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2020
Last updated: 01 September 2022
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
- Small countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E040803.T This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator \"Number of births with Down's syndrome\".
Congenital malformations diagnosed within first year of life. ICD-9: 758.0; ICD-10: Q90._
Armenia www.healthinfo.am. Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Data up to 2001 used ICD-9 coding.
Data from 2002 used ICD-10 coding.
information on morbidity of children age 0-15 was available.
Antwerp (1989-2009). Remark: The number was calculated by applying an average of the prevalences
(by 1000 births) of both registries to the total number of births in the country. It is currently
however unclear to what extent the regions of Hainaut, Namur and Antwerp are representative for the
rest of Belgium.
of Public Health.
specific sources and methods of parent indicator.
Breaks in time series: 1994 (increase of the number of observed congenital malformations), 2000
(another information source was added)
congenital malformations diagnosed within first year of life, National Institute for Health
Development. From 1999 confirmed cases Tartu University Hospital, Genetics Centre.
The low number in year 2013 is because the overall number of foetuses with Down syndrome has been
decreasing steadily over the last years (based on the number of cases diagnosed prenatally, and the
proportion of these from all cases of Down syndrome. Also the number of live births has been
Fachserie 12, Reihe 6.2.1.
Deviation of definition: The data includes the number of infants treated as in-patients due to
abnormalities in the month of birth (ICD-Pos. Q90 Down-syndrome). Infants repeatedly treated as
in-patients in the month of birth due to a congenital malformation in hospital, will also be counted
Coverage in 2003: 84% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges. In 2004:
86% of the deliveries recorded in the National Database of Hospital Discharges. Coverage in 2005:
92% of deliveries recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in
2006: 92.9% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year.
Coverage in 2007: 93.0% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the
same year. Coverage in 2008: 96.6% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital
Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2009: 98.2% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of
Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2010: 98,8% of deliveries, recorded in National
Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2011: 98.8% of deliveries, recorded in
National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2012: 99.9% of deliveries,
recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2013: 100.3% of
deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. The number of
live births registered in the Delivery Certificates Database in 2013 is: 510.659.
Source from 2000: Register of Congenital Anomalies (only genetically approved live births Q90) and
Death Causes Database (stillbirths Q90). Abortions are not included.
Newborns with Down syndrome.
paediatric departments are also included.
congenital malformations diagnosed (ICD10: Q90) after birth and before discharge of newborn from the
Note: In year 2012, reporting obligations for congenital anomalies and Down syndrome reporting were
extended to child and adolescent paediatricians. In year 2011 and earlier only neonatologists were
required to report those conditions.
Does not include children who have Downs Syndrome in conjunction with other congenital defects.
Selection of data - residents, respectively patients with permanent address in Slovakia (including
the homeless, residents without registration of permanent address, foreigners with permanent
address in Slovakia.
hospitals and 25% of all births.
Proportion of births (live and dead) with Downs syndrome / 1000 births (live and dead).
National Patient Register, NBHW
diagnosis. Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, Neuchatel; Medical Statistics of
Hospitals; yearly census.
Coverage: Full coverage of hospitals; sufficient (nearly full) coverage of inpatient and day cases
since 2002. Due to a modification of the legislation, day cases are not collected in 2009 anymore.
Estimation method: Discharges without a valid ICD-code are not accounted for (negligible).
Break in time series: The gradual change of diagnosis classification since 2008 from ICD-10 WHO to
ICD-10 GM (German Modification) may lead to breaks for some categories.
only. 2009 onwards ? Data is no longer available as ONS is no longer producing the source
Scotland - ISD has been modifying the way that record linkage is performed and has recently
implemented a technique which relies more heavily on the use of Community Health Index (CHI) numbers
and less heavily on the previous approach of probability matching. Inevitably, this has changed the
number of individuals identified with various conditions. There has, therefore, been some revision
of the congenital anomaly numbers reported from 2007 onwards?. From 2011, data is no longer