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Topic: Congenital posterior urethral valves by race/ethnicity
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Congenital posterior urethral valves by race/ethnicity: Illinois, 2012-2016 Average

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• During 2012-2016 (average) in Illinois, Congenital posterior urethral valves was highest for black infants (3.0 in 10,000 live births), followed by whites (1.9 in 10,000 live births), Asians (1.6 in 10,000 live births) and Hispanics (1.2 in 10,000 live births). 
• During 2012-2016 (average) in Illinois, 1.9 in 10,000 live births were born with Congenital posterior urethral valves. 


  • For more information on case definitions, surveillance methods and case assertainment which vary by state, refer to the National Birth Defects Prevention Network Birth Defects Data and Directory.
  • Total includes other and unknown race/ethnicity. All race categories exclude Hispanic. Race/ethnicity data reflect the race/ethnicity of the mother.
  • Data for conditions include live births and fetal deaths.
  • Data for this condition include male and unknown gender cases only. Prevalence is calculated per 10,000 male live births.
  • More complete hospital discharge data was made available beginning in 2013 which allowed for the identification of cases diagnosed at a later date.


  • National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN)
  • Retrieved May 30, 2020, from