The Spina Bifida statistics for Rhode Island are as follows: This state has 3.27 babies who were born with this birth defect 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 Spina Bifida clinics, hospitals and doctors who are 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, Hospitals or Doctors in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Hospital

SB Clinic

593 Eddy St., 6th Floor APC

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-444-5685

Web site: http://www.lifespan.org/rih/

 

Sports & Activities in Rhode Island

Access 2 Adventure

P.O. Box 269 Tiverton,

RI 02878

401-835-2959

Email: info@access2adventure.net

Web site: http://access2adventure.net/

 

 

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About the Author: Peter Scott

Peter Scott is a medical writer that specializes in general health and medical research surrounding Spina Bifida and other disabilities. His 15 years of experience has seen his work published in Men's Health, Disability Horizons and New Mobility Magazine. He is currently traveling around the world working as a freelance writer.