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Indicator Report - Birth Defects: Hypospadias

Why Is This Important?

Hypospadias is one of the most common birth defects being tracked by the Utah Birth Defect Network (UBDN). Hypospadias is a congenital malformation of the penis where the urethral opening or meatus is displaced on the under side of the penis. The severity of the defect is classified by the location of the meatus. Severity ranges from the more minor abnormalities of the coronal margin, where the meatus is only slightly displaced, to the most severe, perineal, where the meatus opens in the perineal region below the scrotum. Chordee, the ventral curvature of the penis, is commonly associated with the more severe cases of hypospadias. Cryptorchidism or failure of the testicles to descend into the scrotum is another associated condition.

Prevalence of Hypospadias Among Males in Utah by Race/Ethnicity, 1999-2006

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Data Notes

Numerator and denominator values have been suppressed for cell values of 5 or less.

Data Sources

Utah Birth Defect Network.

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Number of cases of hypospadias per 10,000 births.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of cases of hypospadias among male liveborn and stillborn infants born to women residing in Utah.
Denominator: Number of male liveborn and stillborn infants among women residing in Utah.

Page Content Updated On 04/27/2009, Published on 04/28/2009
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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:21 MST