The Spina Bifida statistics for Iowa are as follows: 5.13 babies out of 10,000 births are born with this health problem. The data was taken during the period of 2001-2005. The incidence  of SB births per 10,000 are among the highest in America. Around 1,540 people are residing in Iowa who are affected with this medical condition.

Research has shown that 900,000 women are at a risk of giving SB births in the state of Iowa. The population of people of Hispanic origin who are considered vulnerable to the birth defect are only 4 percent (120 thousand).  In Iowa, there are two Spina Bifida clinics, hospitals and doctors: One is located in Iowa City and one is present in Des Moines.

The SB Association of Iowa is responsible for offering help and support to people who are affected with this medical problem.

Spina Bifida Clinics, Hospitals or Doctors in Iowa

Variety Club Pediatric Therapy Services

1200 Pleasant St.

Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-241-5418

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Alfred Healy Clinic

Center for Disabilities and Development

100 Hawkins Drive

Iowa City, IA 52242-1011

Phone: 877-686-0031

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Spina Bifida Charity in Iowa

SBA of Iowa
Sherri G. TeKippe, Chair
SB Association of Iowa
8525 Douglas Ave. Suite 39
Urbandale, IA 50322
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Spina Bifida Camps for Children in Iowa

Alpenglow Adventures, Accessible Hiking Excursions (no activities for 2012)
Iowa City, Iowa
Contact: Justin Ebert
Voice: (319) 621 0149
Web site:

Camp Courageous
12007 190th St (camp address)
or PO Box 418 (mailing address)
Monticello IA 52310
Ph. 319-465-5916
Web site:

Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside
401 N.E. 66th Avenue (camp address)
Des Moines, IA 50313
Or: P.O. Box 5168 (mailing address)
Des Moines, IA 50333
Contact: Sherri Nielsen
Voice: (515) 289-1933
Fax: (515) 289-1281
TTY: (515) 289-4069
Web site:

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