Table 1

Number of children with and without congenital anomalies and proportions with a surgery code for gastrostomy before age 5 years, by registry

EUROCAT childrenReference children
Number of children included in studyChildren with surgery for a feeding tube age 0–4 yearsNumber of children included in studyChildren with surgery for a feeding tube age 0–4 years
NumberPercentage (95% CI)NumberPercentage (95% CI)
Denmark, Funen
1995–2014
2423401.8 (1.3 to 2.4)100 748330.03 (0.02 to 0.05)
Finland
1997–2014
38 3245521.5 (1.4 to 1.7)911 6792550.03 (0.03 to 0.03)
Italy, Tuscany
2005–2014
4225350.9 (0.6 to 1.2)23503*00.00 (—)
Italy, Emilia Romagna
2008–2014
5381511.0 (0.8 to 1.4)223 995210.01 (0.01 to 0.02)
Spain, Valencian Region
2010–2014
4260300.8 (0.6 to 1.2)168 563120.01 (0.00 to 0.01)
UK, Wales
1998–2014
17 4482101.3 (1.2 to 1.5)531 784530.01 (0.01 to 0.02)
UK, Thames Valley
2005–2013
3845461.3 (1.0 to 1.8)n/a
UK, E Midlands and S Yorkshire
2003–2012
11 2781581.6 (1.3 to 1.8)n/a
UK, Wessex
2004–2014
4320782.1 (1.7 to 2.6)n/a
Total91 50412001.3 (1.2 to 1.6)†1 960 2723740.016 (0.009 to 0.026)†
  • *Reference children Tuscany 10% of population.

  • †Estimated percentages and 95% CIs are calculated using a random-effects meta-analysis of individual registries’ estimates and not from the total numbers given in the final row of the table.

  • n/a, not available.