Thursday, March 01, 2012

Quintuplets Info, as of 2/29/12

Thank goodness for the Internet Wayback Machine! All info taken from Facts About Multiples.


Total Sets
I have recorded 795 sets of quintuplets in the world as of February 2012.

Earliest Quint Births
999 C.E. - Unidentified - A reference was found in the Annales Ottenburani SA 999, in MGH Scriptores V: 4 or 5.

First US Set
1875 - Kanouse (Wisconsin, February 13 1875). The five boys all died shortly after birth. There have been other sets born earlier, but none with solid information on them.

First Set To Survive
1934 - Annette Lillianna Marie, Yvonne Edouilda Marie (d June 23 2001), Cécile Marie Emilda, Marie Rein Alma (d 1970), and Émilie Marie Jeanne (d August 6 1954) Dionne (Ontario, Canada, May 28 1934). They were wards of the province and became a tourist attraction, housed in a hospital with a viewing area.

Identical Quintuplets
7 sets (possibly 8)

1786 - Waddington (likely in England, April 25 1786). Three were stillborn and 2 died shortly after birth. The bodies were preserved, and were tested & found to be identical.
1849 - unidentified (last name begins with W) (England, 1849) 5 boys, none survived. Reportedly one placenta from one egg; reported in London Lancet
1934 - Dionne (Canada, May 28 1934) Annette, Yvonne (d June 23 2001), Cécile, Marie (d 1970), and Émilie (d August 6 1954). The first set of identical quintuplets to survive.
1936 - unidentified (North Carolina, November 1936) 3 stillborn, 2 lived 30 mins. One was acephalic (had no head). There was 1 chorion, 1 placenta. The mother was 20.
1959 - Hannan (Texas, October 20 1959) Deborah (d), Janet (d), Karen (d), Melissa (d at one day), Suzanne Kay (d). They were the first set to be identified in utero by x-rays.
2004 - Quiroga/Aguilar (Mexico, August 24 2004) Lariza, Nessy, Diana, Tania, and Sonia. An article here states they are identical.
2007 - Molino (Philippines, November 7 2007) none survived, Clarisse, Claire, Kimberly, Joy, Mary Joy.

Possibly identical:

2008 - Szymkiewicz (Poland, April 2008) 5 girls, Olivia, Maja, Julia, Natalia, Karolina

The unidentified cases before 1934 were established by geneticist Dr. Norma Ford Walker (1893 - 1968).

Identical Quintuplets (All currently surviving)
1 set (possibly 2)

2004 - Quiroga/Aguilar (Mexico, August 24 2004) Lariza, Nessy, Diana, Tania, and Sonia. An article here states they are identical.

Possible:
2008 - Szymkiewisz (Poland, April 2008) 5 girls, Olivia

First US Quints To Survive
1963 - James Andrew (Jimmy), Mary Magdalene (Maggie), Mary Margaret (Margie), Mary Anne, and Mary Catherine Fischer (South Dakota, September 14 1963). 2 are identical.

Most Premature (All surviving)
24 weeks - Kameron, Izak, Chase, Halee, and Alexa Stone (Georgia, August 5 1999).
24 weeks, 3 days - Katina, Stephanie, Brooklyn, Shawn, and Darin Derks (Wisconsin, May 5 2003).
24 weeks, 3 days - Ilah, Paige, Ellie, Gia, and Enzo Spicocchi (Ohio, August 3, 2010)

Lightest Quint Birth Weight (Total, all surviving)
5 lbs 15.6 ozs - Stone (Georgia, August 5 1999) Kameron 1 lb 3 ozs, Izak 1 lb 3 ozs, Chase 1 lb 6 ozs, Halee 1 lb 4 ozs, Alexa 15.6 ozs.
6 lbs 6.5 ozs - Derks (Wisconsin, May 5 2003) Katina 1 lb 3 ozs, Stephanie 1 lb 3.5 ozs, Brooklyn 1 lb 5 ozs, Shawn 1 lb 3 ozs, Darin 1 lb 8 ozs.
7 lbs 15 ozs - Cassidy (Ireland, August 16 2001) Rory, Conor, Cian, Amy 1 lb 5 ozs, Dearbhail (g) (highest was 1 lb 11 ozs)

Lightest Quint Birth Weight (Single Quint Baby, surviving)
15 ozs - Nicholas Finer (Iowa, January 21 2000).
15 ozs - Giana Renteria (California, January 9 2005)
15.6 ozs - Alexis Stone (Georgia, August 5 1999).

One of the Torres girls weighed 13 ozs; I do not know if she survived.

Longest Gestation
34 weeks, 3 days - Joshua, Zachary, Dillon, Dalton, and Madison Wilson (from Pennsylvania, born in Arizona, July 23 2003).
34 weeks - The Hernandez/Torres (Mexico, December 30 1993) 5 boys.
33.5 weeks - Aguilar/Montiel (Mexico, August 24 2004)

Heaviest Quint Birth Weight (Total, All surviving)
21 lbs 7.2 ozs - Kassidy (5 lbs 1.2 ozs), Kaydence (3 lbs 6 ozs), Kyndall (4 lbs 2 ozs), Rustin (4 lbs 15 ozs), Ryder (3 lbs 15 ozs) Wilkinson (from Texas, born in Arizona, July 31 2007).
21 lbs 1.2 ozs - Joshua (5 lbs 1.6 ozs), Zachary (3 lbs 9.4 ozs), Dillon (4 lbs 7 ozs), Dalton (4 lbs 3.2 ozs), Madison (3 lbs 12 ozs) Wilson (Arizona, Jul 23 2003).
20 lbs 14 ozs - Abigail, Kathryn, Emiline, Samuel, and Nathaniel Bova (California, March 1 2001).

Heaviest Quint Birth Weight (Single Baby)
5 lbs 1.6 ozs - Joshua Wilson (born in Arizona, July 23 2003).
4 lbs 12 ozs - David Phillips (born in Texas, October 2008).
4 lbs 9 ozs - One of the Bova quints, (California, March 1 2001).

Oldest Living Set (All 5 survive)
61 years old - Diligenti (Argentina, July 15 1943) Maria Esther, Maria Fernanda, Maria Christina, Carlos Alberto, Franco (spontaneous)

First Quints From Fertility Drugs
1965 - Samuel Christian Clayton, Deborah Ann, Lisa Gay, Shirlene Jan, and Selina Joy Lawson (New Zealand, July 27 1965).

World's First IVF Quints
World - Alan, Brett, Connor, Douglas, and Edward Jacobssen (England, April 26 1985).
USA - Alexandria, Danielle, Erica, Veronica, and Raymond L'Esperance (Michigan, January 11 1988).
Canada - Maxine, Remington, Willie, Lance, and Wade Collier (Ontario, Canada, February 6 1988).
Mexico - Andrea, Alondra, Adela, Arturo, and Pascual Cuevas/Burciaga Mexico, March 15 1998).
Venezuela - Samuel, Fabricio (d), Jose-Alejandro, Jesus, and Jose-Francisco Cestari (Venezuela, November 21 1998).
China - Unidentified (April 2000).

All Male Quints (History)
45 sets - I have only found 45 recorded sets, only 16 (possibly 20) living.

All Male Quints (All 5 Living)
16 sets (possibly 20)

1914 - Salemi (Italy, May 13 1914) All survived after 1 week
1982 - Glasel (Israel, December 1982) Ziv, Ron, Shay, Dor, and Oz.
1983 - Ribero/Gil (Spain, August 14 1983) Agustin, Luis, Juan, Francisco, and Fermin.
1983 - Dormieu (France, December 19 1983) Benjamin, Pierre, Antoine, Clement, and Sylvain.
1985 - Jacobssen (England, April 26 1985) Alan, Brett, Connor, Douglas, and Edward.
1987 - Ascher (Germany, September 24 1987) Benjamin, Dominick, Daniel, Fabian, Felix
1992 - Guerra/Faciline (Argentina, June 28 1992)
1996 - Guttensohn (Alabama, August 8 1996) Mason Fielder, Eric Tanner, Hunter Christian, Parker Allen, and Taylor James.
1996 - Dourthe/Orrego (Chile, October 1996) Joaquín, Vicente, Francisco, Ignacio, and Sebastián. Two are identical.
1999 - Wells (Texas, December 14 1999) Jantzen, Briley, Zachary, Landen, and Jaden.
2004 - Kupe (Albania, March 19 2004) all survived their birth
2004 - Peltz (Minnesota, April 24 2004) Austin, Blake, Clayton, Daniel, and Ethan. Two of the boys are identical.
2005 - Moreno/Gonzalez (Arizona, April 26 2005) Enrique, Gabriel, Victor, Javier, and Jorge. Some may be identical.
2007 - Smith/Harris (South Carolina, July 27 2007) Matthew, Johnathan, Laten, Nicolas, Cody. Spontaneous.
2009 - Kumari (India, April 12 2009)
2009 - Conklin (Pennsylvania, 2009) Ian, Sawyer, Wesley, Micah, Travis

The other possible living sets are:

1957 - Unidentified (Turkey, July 1 1957)
1980 - Neuhoff (South Africa, February 29 1980)
1993 - Hernandez/Torres (Mexico, December 30 1993)
1999 - Unidentified (Saudi Arabia, 1999) doubt that all survived, as they said a set born in 2001 was the first to survive in Saudi Arabia.

In addition, there is also a set of 5 surviving male sextuplets, the Alexandros set, who live in California.

All Female Quints (History)
33 sets - There have only been 33 proven sets of all female quintuplets.

All Female Quints (All 5 Living)
5 sets (possibly 7)

1969 - Hanson (England, November 13 1969) Julie, Jacqueline, Joanne, Sarah, and Nicola.
2004 - Reyes/Quistian (Mexico, March 25 2004) Alba, Ananke, Regina, Dominique, Monserrat
2004 - Quiroga/Aguilar (Mexico, August 24 2004) Lariza, Nessy, Diana, Tania, Sonia (spontaneous, all identical)
2007 - Artamkin (from Russia, born in UK) Elizaveta, Alexandra, Nadezhda, Tatiana, Varvara
2008 - Szymkiewicz (Poland, April 5) Olivia, Maja, Julia, Natalia, Karolina (spontaneous, may be all identical)

The other sets that may have all 5 living are:

1979 - Torres (Colombia, October 1979)
1999 - Unidentified (Italy, July 1999) Sara, Beatrice, Benedetta, Arianna, and Martine.

First Set of African-American Quints To Survive
1983 - Joshua, Rhealyn, Brandon, Ashlee, and Renee Gaither born in Indiana August 3 1983.

Quints Without Fertility Methods (Spontaneous/natural conception)
111 sets - Almost all occurred before the 1960s. Since 1965, when the first set was born from fertility methods, only 23 sets have been conceived spontaneously in the world.

Youngest Mother of Quints
19 years old - Mother of Andre-Luiz, Manuel-Antonio, Daniel, Isaac, Levi De Oliviera Pereira (Brazil, October 30 2003) 4 surviving.
20 years old - Mother of Charla, Chanda, Christa, Chelsa, Casey Davis (Texas, July 18 1975).
20 years old - Unidentified (North Carolina, 1936) 5 boys.

Youngest Father of Quints
18 years old - Father of Tiques/Torres (Colombia, October 3 1979) 5 girls, 4 survive

Most Sets
2 - Unidentified (Malawi, Africa) She had 1 set of twins, 1 set of triplets, 2 sets of quints, and 1 set of sextuplets by 1961. 7 out of 10 children from seven pregnancies were alive in 1961.
2 - Kelly (Pennsylvania) triplets, quintuplets (1826), quintuplets (1826), twins (1827).

Sets With Identicals
27 sets total - Ranging from just 2 babies identical (17 sets), all identical (6 or 7 sets), 3 identical and 2 identical (1 set), 3 identical and 2 fraternal (1 set), 2 sets of identical twins (2 sets).

Delayed Quint Birth (All surviving)
17 days - Bailey, Shelby, Avery, William, Lucas Wainscott (Kentucky, November 16 and December 2 2001). All survive.

Surrogate Quints
2 sets - The Dysarz/Meehan set was conceived as quints, with 4 surviving. The Moreno/Gonzalez set were born April 26 2005.

Hospital Delivering the Most Quints
11 sets - Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Arizona (as of 2009).

Sets Born Per Year (USA)
Since 1989, there have been an average of 12 sets of quintuplets and higher born in the US each year.
4.68% of all quints will have some identical children.

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