Welcome to the Spina Bifida Resource Center! Helpful videos by medical professionals, in-depth articles and clarity about SB are the useful things you’ll find here. In addition, you’ll find state specific information such as local clinics, charities, camps for children and more. We have everything you need to make your life easier as you begin to learn more about SB.
The Spina Bifida statistics for Colorado are as follows: Approximately 3.42 babies out of 10,000 births are affected with this birth defect at child birth. The statistics were collected in the years from 2001-2005. It is estimated that 1,689 people have been affected with this health problem and are residing in the state of Colorado.
In Colorado, women who are of child bearing age are estimated at 1.6 million. Hispanic/Latino women make up 20 percent of the population in Colorado. It is this group who are most likely to give birth to babies with this medical condition. That percentage (20) comes to one million women living in the state.
The Spina Bifida Association of Colorado is mainly responsible for providing help and support in the state of Colorado. There is one Spina Bifida clinic and doctor in Colorado Springs and one more in Aurora which offers help to patients suffering from this health issue. At the University of Colorado, Denver the clinic registers the names of those affected with SB.
Through our content we want to empower the lives of people with SB and to promote the prevention of it through education, public awareness and research. Working together with local organizations we aim to enhance the lives of those who are affected with SB. We want to build a stronger community and create a better future for those with SB.