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Congenital left heart obstruction: ethnic variation in incidence and infant survival
  1. Elza Cloete1,
  2. Lynn Sadler2,
  3. Frank H Bloomfield1,
  4. Sue Crengle3,
  5. Teuila Percival4,
  6. Thomas L Gentles5
  1. 1 Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  3. 3 Department of Preventative and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  4. 4 Kidz First Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  5. 5 Greenlane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service, Starship Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elza Cloete, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand; elzac{at}adhb.govt.nz

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  • Contributors EC conceptualised and designed the study, carried out the analysis, drafted the initial manuscript and reviewed and revised the manuscript. TG, LS and FHB assisted with the design of the study, provided supervision over all aspects of the study and reviewed and revised the manuscript. SC and TP reviewed and revised the manuscript and provided guidance with the interpretation of data related to Maori and Pacifica. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding This research was supported by grants from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and Gravida Centre for Growth and Development.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This population-based audit was approved by the Health and Disability Ethics Committees of New Zealand (MEC/12/EXP/077/AM02).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors EC conceptualised and designed the study, carried out the analysis, drafted the initial manuscript and reviewed and revised the manuscript. TG, LS and FHB assisted with the design of the study, provided supervision over all aspects of the study and reviewed and revised the manuscript. SC and TP reviewed and revised the manuscript and provided guidance with the interpretation of data related to Maori and Pacifica. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding This research was supported by grants from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and Gravida Centre for Growth and Development.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This population-based audit was approved by the Health and Disability Ethics Committees of New Zealand (MEC/12/EXP/077/AM02).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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