Pacific

Region Statistics for Pacific.

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
Australia318,0000.632434.3802578
Fiji18,0002.027415.810027100
Kiribati3,0001.74239.4000
Solomon Islands17,0001.517126.095847