DCSIMG

Indicator Profile of Hypospadias

Why Is This Important?

Hypospadias is a fairly common birth defect in boys in which the opening of the urethra (where urine comes out) is located on the underside of the penis, instead of at the tip. In most instances, no cause can be identified but a number of hypotheses related to environmental agents interfering with androgens have been suggested. Endocrine disrupting chemicals are among the possible agents suggested to contribute to causing this birth defect. There also may be an increased risk of hypospadias in infant males born to older women, or to women who used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive.

Prevalence of Hypospadias in Male Children Born to NJ Resident Mothers, Statewide Rates, 2000-2008

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Data Sources

Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health;  Early Identification and Monitoring Program, Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services, Division of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health; 

Definition

Number of children born with hypospadias per 10,000 live male births to women residing in New Jersey in a specified time interval.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of children born with hypospadias among live male infants born to women residing in New Jersey.
Denominator: Count of all live male births to women residing in New Jersey in a specified time interval.

Page Content Updated On 07/31/13, Published on 08/05/13
Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 364, Trenton, NJ 08625-0364; Phone (609) 292-5676; Fax (609) 633-7820; Web: http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/index.shtml
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Content updated: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:46 EDT