The Spina Bifida statistics for Tennessee are as follows: In this state 4.09 babies were born with this disease out of 10,000 births. The data was taken during the years 2001-2005. The data highlights a significant rise in the number of cases of SB when compared to the previous data. Around 2,542 people are residing in Tennessee with this medical condition.

An estimated 2 million women are in the family way in the state and they are at risk of producing babies with this health issue. The number of people of Hispanic origin is 3.7 percent of the population which equals 229,950 (Hispanics traditionally are at higher risk of SB).

There are four SB clinics present in Tennessee which provide help and services for patients affected with SB. The SB clinics are located in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Memphis. The SB Association of Tennessee offers aid and resources in the state. There are currently no support groups in this state.

Spina Bifida Clinics in Tennessee

Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center

SB Clinic

50 North Dunlap Street

Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-287-6314

Web site: www.lebonheur.org

 

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

SB Clinic

5000 Medical Center East

Nashville, TN 37232-8190

Phone: 800-526-4299

Web site: www.vanderbiltchildrens.com

 

Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center

SB & Hydrocephalus Clinic

975 East Third St.

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone: 423-778-2222

Web site: www.boehmbdc.com

 

Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center

1025 Children’s Way

Knoxville, TN 37922

Phone:865-690-8961

Web site: http://www.etch.com/

 

Spina Bifida Camps for Children in Tennessee

Easter Seals Tennessee

3011 Armory Dr, Suite 100

Nashville, TN 37204

Contact: Rita Baumgartner

Voice: (615) 292-6640

Fax: (615) 251-0994

Email: rbaumgartner@eastersealstn.com

Web site: www.eastersealstn.com