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Table 2 The types of neural tube defects in relation to folic acid intake

From: Research: Prevalence of neural tube defects Khartoum, Sudan August 2014–July 2015

Types N % Received folic acid No folic acid
Anencephaly 18 17.5 13 5
Encephalocele 14 13.5 11 3
Myelomeningocele 49 47.6 25 24
Meningocele 8 7.8 6 2
Spina bifida occulta 2 1.9 2 0
Myelomeningocele + Hydrocephalus 11 10.7 10 1
Meningocele + cleft lip + palate 1 1.0 1 0
Total 103 100.0 68 35
  1. Chi square: 16.48; p value: 0.02