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Neural tube defect rates per 10,000 population, by race/ethnicity and fortification period status. Data from 25 population-based birth defect programs. In 1996, Food and Drug Administration established regulations requiring fortification with 140 μg folic acid/100 g of all standardized enriched cereal grain products sold in the United States by 1998. In 1998, mandatory fortification took effect. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2010. Public domain.)