The Spina Bifida statistics for Tennessee are as follows: In this state 4.09 babies were born with this birth defect 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 Spina Bifida clinics, hospitals and doctors who are 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, Hospitals and Doctors in Tennessee
Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center
50 North Dunlap Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Web site: www.lebonheur.org
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
5000 Medical Center East
Nashville, TN 37232-8190
Web site: www.vanderbiltchildrens.com
Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center
SB & Hydrocephalus Clinic
975 East Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Web site: www.boehmbdc.com
Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center
1025 Children’s Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
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
Web site: www.eastersealstn.com