View the Texas Birth Defects Registry Annual Report Among 1999-2019 Deliveries
The Texas Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance (BDES) Branch includes the Texas Birth Defects Registry and the Texas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. We conduct cluster investigations, respond to inquiries from the public, and perform selected education and outreach activities with affected families. We collaborate with researchers to find causes of birth defects and work towards prevention.
Our mission is "To identify and describe the patterns and outcomes of children with birth defects in Texas and to collaborate with others in research, prevention, and family outreach services."
What We Do
Features: Changes in Spina Bifida Lesion Level After Folic Acid Fortification in the United States, Data from the Texas Birth Defects Registry Report of 1999-2018 Deliveries, Racial and Ethnic Differences in Survival Among Infants with Central Nervous System Defects in Texas, 1999-2017
Learn about referrals made to health and social support services in Texas for children with spina bifida and encephalocele.