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
Numerator and denominator values have been suppressed for cell values of 5 or less.
Number of cases of hypospadias among male liveborn and stillborn infants born to women residing in Utah.
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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SLC, UT 84114-4699, Contact: Amy Nance, Phone: (801) 883-4661, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: http://health.utah.gov/birthdefect
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