Asia

Region Statistics for Asia.

Abbreviations: 

  • NTD = Neural Tube Defects, for which spina bifida and anencephaly are the predominant ones;
  • SBA = Spina Bifida and Anencephaly
  • FAP SBA = Folic Acid-Preventable Spina Bifida and Anencephaly
Countries with Active,
Mandatory, Programs to
Fortify Flour
with Folic Acid
Annual BirthsPrevalence of
NTD* Births
per
1,000
Live Births
Annual
Cases
of
FAPSBA*
Folic Acid
Consumption
from
Fortification
(mcg/day)*
Program
Coverage
(%)
Annual Cases
of
FAPSBA*
Prevented
Percent of
FAPSBA
Cases
Prevented
Indonesia5,037,0000.71,007126.010050450
Nepal577,0004.72,423186.351215
Vietnam1,582,0001.92,215133.0000