Authors' replyBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6967.1512c (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1512
- Linda Pead,
- Rosalind Maskell
- Research assistance, Associate specialist, Public Health Laboratory, St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth PO3 6AQ.
EDITOR,—The breakdown of children with newly diagnosed abnormalities by age and sex for which J F B Dossetor asks is given in tables III and VII of our paper. Sixty three (85%) of those found to have major abnormalities were aged 5 or under. Dossetor's reasoning with regard to the …