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
1000 live births
Annual cases
of FAP SBA*
Folic acid consumption from fortification
(mcg/day)*
Program coverage
(%)
Annual Cases of FAPSBA* PreventedFAP SBA Cases Prevented by Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification (%)
Indonesia4,691,0000.793811510046950
Nepal584,0004.72,4531671536815