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Table 1 Frequency of outcomes of specific birth defects and childhood cancers, Camp Lejeune, 1968–1985

From: Evaluation of exposure to contaminated drinking water and specific birth defects and childhood cancers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a case–control study

Outcome Total (includes cases that could not be verified) Total verified Parent interviewed
Frequency % Frequency % Interviewed
Neural tube defects 17 15 -- 15 100.0
  - anencephaly 7 6 40.0 6 100.0
  - spina bifida 10 9 60.0 9 100.0
Oral cleft defect 27 24 -- 23 95.8
  - cleft palate 12 11 45.8 10 91.0
  - cleft lip (with or without cleft palate) 15 13 54.2 13 100.0
Childhood hematopoietic cancers 14 13 -- 13 100.0
  - leukemia 11 11 84.6 11 100.0
  - non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 3 2 15.4 2 100.0
Total 58 52 -- 51 98.1