Congenital Malformations Registry Publications

The New York State Department of Health Congenital Malformations Registry (CMR) is one of the largest statewide, population-based birth defects registries in the nation. The concept of the CMR arose out of recognition of the environment as a potential etiologic factor in the occurrence of congenital malformations. Health studies during the Love Canal crisis in 1978 to 1983 confirmed the inadequacies of relying on birth certificates to monitor and evaluate birth defects.

Reporting to the CMR began in October 1982. Hospitals and physicians are required to report children under two years of age, who were born or reside in New York State, with a congenital malformation, chromosomal anomaly or persistent metabolic defect. For purposes of this registry and report, a congenital malformation is defined as any structural, functional or biochemical abnormality, determined genetically or induced during gestation and not due to birthing events.

All information reported to the CMR is held in strict confidence.

Reports

  • 25 Year Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born 1983 through 2007
  • 2008 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 2008 and Diagnosed Through 2010
  • 2007 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 2007 and Diagnosed Through 2009
  • 2006 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 2006 and Diagnosed Through 2008
  • 2005 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 2005 and Diagnosed Through 2007
  • 2002-2004 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 2002-2004 and Diagnosed through 2006
  • 1998-2001 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 1998-2001 and Diagnosed Through 2003
  • 1996 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 1996-1997 and Diagnosed Through 1999
  • 1995 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 1995 and Diagnosed Through 1997
  • 1994 Report - Statistical Summary of Children Born in 1994 and Diagnosed Through 1996

Brochures

Recent Publications

  1. Lin S, Herdt-Losavio M, Gensburg L, Marshall E, Druschel C. "Maternal asthma, asthma medication use and the risk of congenital heart defects." Birth Defects Research, Part A 2009; 85(2):161-1688.
  2. Kumar J, Gordillo R, Kaskel FJ, Druschel CM, Woroniecki, RP. "Increased Prevalence of Renal and Urinary Tract Anomalies in Children with Congenital Hypothyroidism." The Journal of Pediatrics 2009; 263-266.
  3. Wang Y, Tao Z, Cross PK, Le LH, Steen PK, LaSelva nee-Babcock GD, Druschel CM, Hwang SA. Development of a Web-based Integrated Birth Defects Surveillance System in New York State. J Public Health Manag & Pract. 2008; 14(6):E1-E10.
  4. Steen PK, Wang Y, Tao Z, Cross PK, Druschel CM, Implementing a Web-based Case Reporting and Communication System Among Hospitals Reporting to the Birth Defects Registry in New York State. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008; 14(6):E11-E16.
  5. Carter TC, Druschel CM, Romitti PA, Bell EM, Werler MM, Mitchell AA. Antifungal drugs and the risk of selected birth defects. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2008; 198:191.e1-191.e7.
  6. Wang, Ying; Cross, Philip K; Steen, Patricia M; Tao, Zhen; Druschel, Charlotte M; Cukrovany, Jennifer L; Marion, David R. "Development of a Web-based Reporting, Management, and Communication System for the Statewide Birth Defects Registry in New York." Journal of Registry Management 2007; 34 (2): 45-52.
  7. Wang Y, Tao Z, Cross PK, Hwang SA. "Evaluating the Timeliness and Completeness of a Web-based Reporting and Communication System of the New York State Congenital Malformations Registry." Journal of Registry Management 2007; 34(3):93-98.
  8. Caton A, Bloom A, Kirby R, Druschel C. The epidemiology of bladder and cloacal exstrophies in New York State, 1983-99. Birth Defects Research Part A 2007; 79(11): 781-787.
  9. Pine, Sharon R; Guo, Qianxu; Yin, Changhong; Jayabose, Somasundaram; Druschel, Charlotte M; Sandoval, Claudio. "Incidence and clinical implications of GATA1 mutations in newborns with Down Syndrome." Blood September 15, 2007; 110(6):2128-2131.
  10. Druschel, Charlotte M and Fox, Deborah J. "Issues in Estimating the Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Examination of 2 Counties in New York State." Pediatrics 2007; 19(2):384-390.
  11. Zhu M, Druschel C, Lin S. "Maternal Birthplace and Major Congenital Malformations among New York Hispanics." Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2006; 76:467-473.
  12. Wang Y, Druschel CM, Cross PK, Hwang SA, Gensburg LJ. "Problems in using birth certificate files in the capture-recapture model to estimate the completeness of case ascertainment in a population-based birth defects registry in New York State."   Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2006; 76:772-777.
  13. Browne ML. "Maternal Exposure to Caffeine and Risk of Congenital Anomalies: A Systematic Review." Epidemiology 2006; 17(3):324-331.
  14. Wang Y, Sharpe M, Cross PK, Druschel CM, Hwang S. "Improving Case Ascertainment of a Population-Based Birth Defects Registry in New York State Using Hospital Discharge Data." Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2005; 73:663-668.
  15. Mendola P, Robinson LK, Buck GM, Druschel CM, Fitzgerald EF, Sever LE, Vena JE. Birth Defects Risk Associated with Maternal Sport Fish Consumption: Potential Effect Modification by Sex of Offspring. Environmental Research 2005; 97(2):134-141.
  16. Mills JL, Druschel C, Pangilnan D, Pass K, Cox C, Seltzer RR, Conley MR, and Brody LC. "Folate-related Genes and Omphalocele." The American Journal of Medical Genetics 2005; 136A:8-11.
  17. Sharpe-Stimac M, Wang Y, Druschel CM, Cross PK. "Follow-up Survey of Parents of Children with Major Birth Defects in New York State." Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2004; 70:597-602.
  18. Caton, Alissa R; Druschel, Charlotte M; McNutt, Louise A. "The epidemiology of extrahepatic biliary atresia in New York State [1983-1998]." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2004; 18:97-105.
  19. Salihu HM, Aliyu ZY, Pierre-Louis BJ, Obuseh FA, Druschel CM, Kirby RS. "Omphalocele and Gastroschisis: Black-White Disparity in Infant Survival." Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2004; 70:586-591.