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 Massachusetts are as follows: Around 1.61 babies out of 10,000 births are born affected with this birth defect. The data was collected during the period of 2001-2005. The data shows a significant decrease in the number of births with this medical problem. An estimated 1,046 people are residing in Massachusetts with this health issue.
The state of Massachusetts has around 2.1 million women who are at some risk of delivering babies born with SB. Around 8.6 percent of the population, which equals 550 thousand are of Hispanic origin (Hispanic people are more susceptible to giving birth to children with SB).
There are five Spina Bifida clinics, hospitals and doctors that are in the state that provide help and assistance to patients affected with this health problem. In Boston there are three clinics and one SB clinic is located at Canton, while the other SB clinic is located at Springfield. The SB Association of Massachusetts is responsible for offering aid and support services to people affected with SB in the state.
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Spina Bifida Clinics, Hospitals and Doctors in Massachusetts
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.