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Statistical Monitoring Introduction

EUROCAT has thirty years of experience in the detection and investigation of clusters and environmental exposure incidents.  This has included investigation of clusters detected by routine surveillance at local Registry or Central Registry level, assessment of the impact of the Chernobyl accident on the prevalence of congenital anomalies in EUROCAT regions, local and multi-regional assessments of the risk of residence near waste sites, contaminated land or industrial areas including the EUROHAZCON project, and the organisation of two major international workshops: Cluster assessment (Brussels, 1997) and Methodological approaches to the assessment of risk of congenital anomaly due to environmental pollution (Budapest 2007). EUROCAT also developed a "Cluster Advisory Service" on the website receiving protocols for investigation of clusters detected outside of routine statistical monitoring.

 

More recently, EUROCAT performs annual statistical monitoring for both trends and clusters in time in order to detect signals of new or increasing teratogenic exposures which may require public health action.  This relates to two of EUROCAT’s objectives:

Statistical monitoring is essentially a screening method to scrutinise data regularly and systematically to detect any previously unrecognised increases in frequency of congenital anomalies which may be associated with exposure to teratogenic drugs or environmental chemical pollutants.  An annual Statistical Monitoring Report is published detailing the cluster and trends detected by statistical monitoring conducted at EUROCAT Central Registry and the methodology used.  The annual report also includes the results of the preliminary investigations into the identified clusters and trends carried out by local registries.  It is the responsibility of the local registries to report any concerns to local public health authorities.  EUROCAT annual Statistical Monitoring Reports are available in this section.  The development of the current annual statistical monitoring strategy and full details of the statistical methods used are found in the Statistical Monitoring protocol.


Statistical Monitoring Publications
Clusters and Trends
Surveillance Methodology


Statistical Monitoring Reports

For birth years

up to 2012

 

 

Protocol

Uploaded January 2015

 

 Report

 

 

 

For birth years

up to 2011

 

 

 

Protocol

Uploaded May 2013

 

Report

Uploaded April 2014

Revised May 2013

For birth years

up to 2010
 

Executive Summary

Uploaded January 2013

Protocol

Uploaded April 2012

 

Report

Uploaded February 2013

For birth years

up to 2009

 

Executive Summary

Uploaded February 2012  
  

Protocol

Uploaded April 2011 
 

Report

Uploaded February 2013 
 

For birth years

up to 2008
 

 

Protocol

Uploaded April 2010 
 

Report

Uploaded August 2011 
 

For birth years

up to 2007
 

 

 

Protocol

Uploaded April 2010

 
 

Report

Uploaded May 2010

revised 2011 
 

For birth years

up to 2006
 

 

Protocol

Uploaded April 2008 
 

Report

Uploaded April 2009 
 

For birth years

up to 2005
 

 

Protocol

Uploaded April 2008 
 

Report

Uploaded April 2008

For birth years     

up to 2004
 

 

Protocol

Uploaded February 2007
    

Report

Uploaded February 2007

 

Statistical Monitoring Report (for birth years up to 2002)
 

      Table of Contents and Key to Abbreviations [Table]

      5 Year Trends by Registry (1998-2002) [Report]

 

      5 Year Trends by Anomaly (1998-2002) [Report]

 

      Clusters by Registry and Anomaly 1998-2002 as Identified by Scan Method [Report]

 

      Annex I - Trend Results by Registry [Report]

      Annex II - Trend Results by Anomaly [Report]

      Annex III - Cluster Results (includes clusters >2 years and includes all EUROCAT subgroups) [Report]

Statistical Monitoring Report (for birth years up to 2000)

 
      List of Clusters up to 2000 [Report]

 

      Local Registry Investigations into Clusters - Results up to 2000 [Report]