Newborn Screening Disorders by California Region

This table presents counts of disorders that have been diagnosed by the California Newborn Screening program during the five-year period from 2009 through 2015. Counts of cases are presented by California regions. Disorder counts were suppressed where counts of disorders was <6 in any individual category. The regions are combinations of counties having over 50,000 births: except for Los Angeles individual county data is not reported (see attached Data Dictionary).

The disorders included are part of the core recommended panel put forth by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC) established under the Section 1111 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 42 U.S.C. 300b-10, as amended in the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2008. The Committee recommends that every state newborn screening program include a uniform screening panel that currently includes 31 core disorders; the Genetic Disease Screening program screens for all of the core conditions excluding newborn hearing loss screening and critical congenital heart disease screening which are programs administered by the Department of Health Care Services. Not all disorders are displayed due to small numbers.

For details of the disorders diagnosed, please refer to the attachment: Recommended Uniform Screening Panel.pdf; for details of how the regions are broken down by California counties see attachment: California Regions Break-Out by County.xlsx. Three types of sickle cell-related hemoglobinopathies (Sickle Beta+ Thalassemia, Sickle S/S Disease and Sickle S/C Disease) were combined into one group called "Sickle Cell Disease".

This dataset updates every year

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