The Spina Bifida statistics for North Carolina are as follows: In the state 4.21 babies out of 10,000 births have been affected with this disease. The data was collected during the years of 2001-2005. The data shows a decrease in the number of babies who have been born with this medical problem when compared to the previous data.

An estimated 3,883 people are living with this medical condition in the state. Around 3 million women are residing in the state who are due to deliver and some are at risk of having babies with SB.  The people of Hispanic origin make up 7 percent of the population which comes to 600,000 (Hispanics traditionally are at higher risk of SB).

There are six SB clinics in the state. They are located at Winston-Salem, Durham, Asheville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, and Greenville.

Spina Bifida Clinics in North Carolina

Olson Huff Center

11 Vanderbilt Park Drive

Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: 828-213-1780

 

SB Clinic at UNC

Campus Box #7200

UNC School of Medicine

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: 919-966-8813

 

Levine Children’s Specialty Center

Medical Center Plaza

1001 Blythe Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 381-8855

 

Duke University Medical Center

Myelodysplasia Clinic

3000 Erwin Road

Durham, NC 27710

Phone: 919-681-5456

 

East Carolina University – SB Clinic

ECU-SOM, Dept. Phys Med Rehab

600 Moye Blvd.

Greenville, NC  27858

Phone: 252-847-6606

 

Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Myelodysplasia Clinic-Dept. of Neurosurgery

Medical Center Blvd.

Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1029

Phone: 336-716-9728

 

Spina Bifida Charity in North Carolina

SBA of the Carolinas

Mary Nethercutt

Phone: 800-621-3141 x20

Email: mnethercutt@sbaa.org

Web site: www.sbancsc.org

Walk-N-Roll: www.walknrollncsc.org

 

Spina Bifida Support Groups in North Carolina

Camp Carefree, Inc.

275 Carefree Lane

Stokesdale, NC 27357

Voice: (336) 427-0966

Web site: www.campcarefree.org

 

Camp Free Spirit

6657 Kimesville Rd

Liberty, NC 27298

Contact: Deborah Meridith

Voice: (336) 565-9723

Email: DeborahMeridith@bellsouth.net

Web site: www.koppertop.org

 

Sports & Activities in North Carolina

 

Shley Thomas, Executive Director

Bridge II Sports

4122 Bennett Memorial Road, Suite 109

Durham, NC 27705

Phone: 866-880-2742

Email: ashley@bridge2sports.org

Web site: www.bridge2sports.org

 

Life Rolls On Foundation

400 Corporate Pointe, Suite 525

Culver City, CA 90230

Phone and Fax: (310) 807-5488

Toll-free: 866-We Will Walk

Email: Contact@LifeRollsOn.org

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