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Alaska Birth Defects Registry

About the Program

What is the Alaska Birth Defects Registry?

Established in January 1996 under the Alaska Administrative Code (7 AAC 27.012), the Registry is a surveillance program that provides reliable, valid, and timely information on the number of infants and young children with birth defects in Alaska.

The Registry:

·        Collects data on children born in Alaska with congenital birth defects.

·        Develops population estimates for the occurrence of these conditions based on the data collected.

·        Monitors trends to learn more about the occurrence of birth defects in Alaska.

·        Provides timely data to public health programs and health care professionals for use in planning and evaluation.


·        Streamline the acquisition and accuracy of the acquired data.

·        Improve the accuracy of the prevalence estimates.

·        Reduce the time intervals in data, processing and analysis.

·        Provide a baseline for the advancement of science and public health through birth defect monitoring.


Please contact the registry at: 

ABDR Data Manager
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit
Section of Women's, Children's and Family Health
Division of Public Health
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
3601 C Street, Suite 358
Anchorage, AK 99503

(907) 269-8097 Phone
(907) 754-3529 fax