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Table 6 Reason for requesting genetic counselling in 2004–2011 period

From: Survey of medical genetic services in Italy: year 2011

  2004 2007 2011
Prenatal chromosome anomalies 7164 (13 %) 15197 (21 %) 10316 (10 %)
Postnatal chromosome anomalies 4007 (7 %) 4651 (6 %) 5394 (5 %)
Dysmorphic disorders 9967 (18 %) 9800 (14 %) 11129 (11 %)
Mendelian disorders 8072 (15 %) 10765 (15 %) 20461 (20 %)
Intellectual disability 5501 (10 %) 5756 (8 %) 7294 (7 %)
Cancer 2548 (5 %) 3435 (5 %) 11303 (11 %)
Infertility 2984 (5 %) 6128 (8 %) 12012 (12 %)
Recurrent abortion 1919 (4 %) 2930 (4 %) 6109 (6 %)
Exposure to teratogenic agents 2437 (4 %) 2944 (4 %) 1622 (2 %)
Other 8001 (15 %) 8548 (12 %) 12350 (12 %)
Total 54604 72161 100001
  1. %, % of reason for demanding genetic counselling out of the total of the requests