Region Statistics for Middle East.
- 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
- ** Used estimate of wheat flour consumption in Saudi Arabia
|Countries with Active, Mandatory, Programs to Fortify Flour with Folic Acid||Annual Births||Prevenlence of NTD* Births per 1,000 Live Births||Annual Cases of FAPSBA*||Folic Acid Consumption from Fortification (mcg/day)*||Program Coverage (%)||Annual Cases of FAPSPA* Prevented||Percent of FAPSBA Cases Prevented|