The Spina Bifida statistics for Rhode Island are as follows: This state has 3.27 babies who were born with this disease out of 10,000 births. The data was taken during the year 2005. This shows an increase in the number of children having this medical condition when compared to previous data.
Around 344 people are presently residing in Rhode Island who have been affected with this medical problem. An estimated 300,000 women are due to give birth and some are at a risk of delivering babies born with this health issue. About 11.6 percent of the population or 100 thousand residents of Rhode Island is of Hispanic origin (Hispanics traditionally are at higher risk of SB).
There is one SB clinic located in Providence which provides help and service to patients affected with SB. However, there are currently no support groups or camps in this state.
Spina Bifida Clinics in Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy St., 6th Floor APC
Providence, RI 02903
Web site: http://www.lifespan.org/rih/
Sports & Activities in Rhode Island
Access 2 Adventure
P.O. Box 269 Tiverton,
Web site: http://access2adventure.net/