The Spina Bifida statistics for Alabama are as follows: Out of 10,000 births, about 3.04 babies were affected with this condition in the state. Cases of SB occurring in infants in the state of Alabama are increasing significantly. These results are according to data collected in Alabama during the period of 2001 – 2005. Current data indicate that the birth rate of babies affected with this health problem, post 2005 have increased.

Today 1,417 people with this health issue are residing in Alabama. Around 3% out of the population in the state of Alabama are of Hispanic/Latin origin, which are at higher risk of delivering babies with this disease.

There are many clinics and support groups in Alabama to help people affected with this condition. One clinic is located in Mobile which provides treatment for patients with this condition. There are two clinics present in Birmingham. At the University of Alabama, Birmingham there is a patient registry clinic where patients can get their names registered. Also there are three organizations that provide extracurricular activities for children. The Spina Bifida Association of Alabama provides resources and support services in the state.

Spina Bifida Clinics in Alabama

Children’s Hospital

SB Clinic

1600 7th Avenue S.,

Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: 205-939-5281

Web site: http://www.chsys.org/

 

Children’s Rehab Services

SB Clinic #10

1600 7th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35216

Phone: 205-939-5900

 

Children’s Rehabilitation Service

SB Clinic

1610 Center Street

Suite A

Mobile, AL 36604

Phone: 251-439-7878

Spina Bifida Charity in Alabama

SBA of Alabama, Inc.

PO Box 13254

Birmingham, Al 35202

Phone: 256-617-1414

Email: support@sbaofal.org

Web site: www.sbaofal.org

 

Spina Bifida Support Groups in Alabama

The Children’s Hospital of Alabama SB Clinic Coordinator

Betsy Hopson

205-939-5281

Email: Betsy.hopson@chsys.org

Web site: http://www.chsys.org/

 

Spina Bifida Camps for Children in Alabama

Easter Seals Camp ASCCA

5278 Camp ASCCA Drive

Jackson’s Gap, AL 36861

OR: P.O. Box 21

Jackson’s Gap, AL 36861

Contact: John Stephenson

Voice: (256) 825-9226

Fax: (256) 825-8332

Toll Free: (800) 843-2267

Email: info@campascca.org

Web site: http://campascca.org/

 

Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast

Address: 2448 Gordon Smith Drive

Mobile, AL 36617

Contact: Chara Brown

Voice: (251) 300-6093

Fax: (251) 476-4303

TTY: (800) 411-0068

Email: contact@gesgc.org

Web site: http://www.goodwill-easterseals.org/

Sports & Activities in Alabama

Lakeshore Foundation

4000 Ridgeway Drive

Birmingham, AL 35209

205-313-7400

Email: information@lakeshore.org

Web site: http://www.lakeshore.org/