Journal article

Birth prevalence of Prader-Willi syndrome in Australia

A Smith, J Egan, G Ridley, E Haan, P Montgomery, K Williams, E Elliott

Archives of Disease in Childhood | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 2003


This is the first population based study to estimate the birth prevalence of DNA proven Prader-Willi syndrome. Thirty infants were reported to the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit between 1998 and 2000, a prevalence of 4 per 100,000 live births or approximately 1/25,000 live births per annum.