Monday, March 26, 2012

Sextuplets Info, as of March 2012

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


Total Sets
I have recorded 181 sets of sextuplets in the world as of May 2011.

First Sets Born
1500s - Italy
1600s - Italy
1831 - Unidentified (USA, December 30 1831) They were reportedly 6 girls, none survived, and the mother was 19.

First Surviving Set
1974 - David Peter (4 bs 4 ozs), Emma Louise (3 lbs), Nicolette Anne (2 lbs 7 ozs), Grant (4 lbs 1 ozs), Elizabeth Rebecca (3 lbs 5 ozs), and Jason Solomon (4 lbs 6 ozs) Rosenkowitz born in South Africa, January 11 1974.

All Surviving Sets
36 sets

1974 - Rosenkowitz (South Africa, January 11) David, Grant, Jason, Emma, Nicolette, Elizabeth.
1980 - Giannini (Italy, January 11) Francesco, Fabrizio, Giorgio, Roberto, Letizia, Linda.
1983 - Vanhove/Gadeyne (Belgium, August 17) Bruno, Jelle, Tom, Anne, Lode, Veerle.
1983 - Walton (England, UK, November 18) Hannah, Lucy, Ruth, Sarah, Kate, Jennifer.
1986 - Coleman (England, November 12) Gary, James, Stuart, Hannah, Nichola, Jayne.
1989 - Adam (France, January 14) Melanie, Doriane, Coralie, Gaelle, Cedric, Kevin.
1993 - Vince (England, May 19) Rebecca, Gregory, Katie, Stephanie, Jessica, Valerie.
1993 - Asencio/Lungano (Argentina, May 22) Francisco, Julio, Mercedes, Mary Ines, Lucia, and Mary Laura.
1993 - Dilley (Indiana, May 25) Brenna, Ian, Julian, Quinn, Claire, Adrian.
1993 - Lopez (Argentina, July 7) María Luz, Solana, Camila, Julieta, Alejo, Lautaro.
1994 - Caram (Argentina, March 2) Maria Ines, Lucia, Mercedes, Laura, Julio, Francisco
1996 - Haner (New York, March 22) Christian, Ryan, Austin, Mary Ellen, Joshua, Breanna.
1996 - Incarnato (Italy, March 27) Sara, Deborah, Rosanna, Mariarca, Emanuele, Pasquale.
1996 - Garja/Tijerina (Mexico, June 26) Luis, Jose, Carlos, Esperanza, Rebeca, Ana.
1997 - Boniello (New York, March 24) Trifon, Sabrina Juliet, Olivia Frederica, Gerard Martin, Sophia Betty, Stella Raquel.
1997 - Secco (Italy, August 11) Davide, Jacopo, Nicolo, Elena, Silvia, Mattia
1998 - Prijono (Indonesia, November 29) Danny, Davis, Dylon, Douglas, Dominick, Deirdre.
1999 - Martinez/Muniz (Mexico, November 23 1999) José, Gerardo, Antonio, Fabian, Julia, Cecilia.
2000 - unidentified (Saudi Arabia, February 20 2000) 3 boys, 3 girls, all survive
2002 - Headrick (Kansas, April 6) Grant Douglas, Ethan Roy, Sean Edward, Melissa Sue, Jaycie Linette, Danielle Patrice.
2002 - Harris (Alabama, July 7) Kierra Christine, Kaylynne Antoinett, Kaleb Reddrick, Kobe Byshari, Kieran Anthony, Kyle Jacob.
2003 - Perry (Pennsylvania, March 19) Ian, Simon, Olivia, Zoe, Joshua, Madison.
2003 - Al-Khatih (Gaza/Palestine, September 12) Yasser, Arafat, Ammar, Palestina, Tahreer, Nida.
2004 - Van Houten (Michigan, January 7, 16, 17) Jon Paul, Gerrit, Peyton, Nolan, Samantha, Kennedy.
2004 - Hanselman (Ohio, February 26) Kyle, Logan, Alex, Isabella, Sophia, Lucy.
2004 - Otten (Illinois, April 9) Jacob, Joshua, Tyler, Isabella, Madison, Rileigh.
2004 - Gosselin (Pennsylvania, May 10) Joel, Aaden, Collin, Alexis, Hannah, Leah. Also have twins.
2004 - Hayes (New Jersey, September 14) Connor, Eric, Ryan, Rebecca, Rachel, Tara.
2004 - unidentified (California, September 15) 4 boys, 2 girls.
2005 - Ibrahim/Ahmed (Egypt, January) 5 girls, 1 boy, Imen, Esra, Elee, Aye, Esme, Muhammed
2005 - Moreno/Sanchez (Mexico, July) 6 girls, Flor, Gabriela Segumi, Fátima, Elizabeth, Mayela, Ángela.
2005 - Figueroa/Perez (Dominican Republic, December 27) 3 boys, 3 girls, Emilio, Manuel, Hugo, Paola, Nerey, Emely
2007 - Masche (Arizona, June 11) Bailey, Savannah, Molli, Cole, Blake, Grant.
2007 - Byler (Florida, September 1) Brady, Eli, Ryan, Jackson, Charlie, MacKenzie.
2008 - Carpio (New York, October 6) Justin, Genesis, Joel, Jadon, Jezreel, Danelia
2008 - Temiz (Germany, October 16) 4 girls, 2 boys, Rana, Esma, Zeynep, Zehra, Adem, Ahmed.

In addition, there are 6 surviving octuplets born to Rosario Clavijo in Spain on December 5 1996, and a set of 6 surviving septuplets born to the McGhee family.

There is the possibility of 50 sets living, as I don't have follow up info on these sets:

1978 - unidentified (Guatemala, September 1978) 5 boys, 1 girl, unsure how many survive
1980 - Abbas Basha (Egypt, June 1980) 6 girls, unsure how many survive
1983 - Ahmed (Iraq, January 25 1983) 6 boys, unsure how many survive, not verified
1985 - Shanun (Israel, October 8 1985) 5 boys, 1 girl
1986 - unidentified (Australia, 1986)
1989 - unidentified (Italy, May 20 1989)
1993 - Radic (Ecuador, April 23 1993) 4 boys, 2 girls
1994 - Caram (Argentina, March 2 1994) 4 girls, 2 boys, unsure how many survive
1996 - Carotenuto (Italy, February 27 1996) 4 girls, 2 boys
1998 - unidentified (Saudi Arabia, September 6 1998) 3 boys, 3 girls, reported to be spontaneous, already had a set of triplets
1999 - Belfort (June 15 1999)
2000 - unidentified (Saudi Arabia, February 20 2000)
2002 - Sheikh (Pakistan, October 30 2002) 5 boys, 1 girl
2003 - Ghosson (Lebanon, October 11 2003) 4 girls, 2 boys, Batool, Mariyam, Hitaf, Aya, Ali, Abdelrahman (1 may have died, the hospital site says 5 went home)
2003 - Chiarelli/Lo Vetere (Italy, 2003) reportedly conceived spontaneously
2012 - Gul (Afghanistan, 2012) 3 boys, 3 girls (one was 1 lb 9 ozs) spontaneous

If anyone knows whether these sets survived, please email me. Most of the info I got from old newspapers, but they never followed up on how many survived.

First American Set To Survive
1993 - Brenna, Ian, Julian, Quinn, Claire, and Adrian Dilley of Indiana, born May 25 1993.

First African-American Set To Survive
2002 - Kierra, Kaylynne, Kaleb, Kobe, Kieran, and Kyle Harris (Alabama, July 7).

The Thompson sextuplets were the first African-American set to be born in the US, with 5 surviving.

First Set Born From Fertility Treatments
1968 - Lynne (d), Julie, Susan, girl (d), Ian (d), and Roger Thorns were born in England in October 2 1968; they were the result of HCG treatment.

Youngest Mother of Sextuplets
19 years old - Unidentified (USA, December 30 1831)
19 years old - Unidentified (Nigeria, 1907) 6 girls, none survived.

Lightest Birthweight (Total, all 6 survive)
9 lbs 2 ozs - Van Houten (Michigan, January 7, 16, and 17 2004)

Lightest Birthweight (Single Baby, surviving)
15 ozs - Sylas Morrison (Minnesota, June 10, 2007)

Heaviest Birthweight (Total, all 6 survive)
24 lbs 14 ozs - Hayes (New Jersey, September 14 2004)

Heaviest Birthweight (Single Baby, surviving) .
4 lbs 10 ozs - Ryan Hayes (New Jersey, 2004).

Longest Gestation
33 weeks - Prijono (Indonesia, November 29 1998)
33 weeks - José, Gerardo, Antonio, Fabian, Julia, and Cecilia Martinez (Mexico, November 23 1999).
33 weeks - Wang (China, May 29 2003)

Delayed Birth
24 days - Jeremiah, Noah, Christopher, Rebekah, Hannah, and Faith Collins born October 18 (Christopher) and November 11 1998. Four survive.

Natural Delivery
3 sets - Vanhove/Gadeyne (Belgium, August 17 1983), Ibikunle (Nigeria, March 31 2003), Van Houten (Michigan, January 7, 16, and 17 2004).

Spontaneously Conceived
40 sets (most pre-1960s)

In recent years:
8 sets: Garja/Tijerino (sometimes seen as Martinez) (Mexico, June 26 1996), Hong (China, December 23 1998), Unidentified (Saudi Arabia, 1998), Ibukinle (Nigeria, March 31 2003), Wang (China, May 2003), Abdel-Meguid/Abdel Hakim (Egypt, October 27 2003), Chiarelli/Lo Vetere (Italy, 2003), Gul (Afghanistan, 2012)

All Female Sextuplets
8 sets - Only 1 (possibly 2) sets with all surviving.

1831 - Unidentified (USA, December 30 1831) none survived.
1893 - Unidentified (England), no word on survivors.
1907 - Unidentified (Nigeria) with none surviving.
1980 - Abbas Basha (Egypt, 1980) no word on survivors.
1983 - Hannah, Lucy, Ruth, Sarah, Kate, and Jenny Walton (England, November 18 1983) Said to be 1st surviving all-female set.
1997 - Abdel-Fattah (Egypt, October 31 1997) 4 survive
2005 - Moreno/Sanchez (Mexico, July 2005) born at 32 weeks

All Male Sextuplets
2 or 3 sets - None survived as far as I know.

1967 - Unidentified (Pakistan, November 1 1967), with no info on survivors.
1983 - Ahmed (Iraq, January 1983) Reported, not confirmed, but never followed up on if any survived.
1985 - Calcatelli (Italy, January 9 1985). One died at 10 days, but I don't know how many survived. [Note, this set may actually be 4 boys and 2 girls]

Sets With Identicals
6 sets

3 identical, 2 identical - Calcatelli (Italy, January 9 1985) 6 boys, 5 may survive [Note: I've seen a report that they were 4 boys and 2 girls]
2 sets of identicals - 1903 - Unidentified (Ghana, April 19 1903) 2 sets of boys were identical, 1 boy fraternal and 1 girl fraternal. None survived.
2 sets of identicals - 2003 - Abdel-Meguid/Abdel Hakim (Egypt, October 27 2003) 2 boys identical, 2 girls identical, a boy & girl fraternal. 5 survive (1 girl died).
2 sets of identicals - 2006 - Bailey (Arizona, February 17 2006) 2 boys identical, 2 girls identical, 4 survive (IVF conceived).
3 identical - 1998 - Hong (China, December 23 1998) 3 boys identical, 1 boy fraternal, 2 girls fraternal. 4 survive.
2 identical - 1998 - Lacasale (New Jersey, October 20 1998) 2 identical babies were lost in utero, unsure of sex.
2 identical - 2007 - Soldani (California, September 12 2007) 4 girls, 2 boys, Lucia, Joely (d), Bailey (d), Briana (d), Bruno, Santino.

American Surviving Sextuplets (less than 6 surviving)
Not counting the sets where all 6 survived, there have been 27 other births of sextuplets in the USA since 1831.

Sets Born Per Year (USA)
Since 1989, there have been an average of 1.125 sets of sextuplets born each year in the USA.
About 2.72% of all sextuplets will have some identical children.

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