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 Texas are as follows: About 3.58 babies out of 10,000 babies are affected with this birth defect. The data was taken during the years of 2000-2004. The data shows a decrease in the number of SB cases when compared to the previous data collected. Around 8,709 people in the state have been diagnosed with this medical condition.
An estimated 7.5 million women are of child bearing age and some will have babies affected with this health issue. Around 36 percent of the population which equals 8.7 million are of Hispanic origin (Hispanic women are more susceptible than other non-Hispanic races to SB).
The state of Texas has twelve Spina Bifida clinics, hospitals or doctors. In Houston and San Antonio there are two SB clinics each. The remaining eight SB clinics can be found in Dallas, Brownville, Austin, El Paso, Lackland, Galveston, Lubbock, and Fort Worth.
There are two SB Association that offer support services in the state. They are the SBA of North Texas, in Garland and the SB Association of the Houston Gulf Coast, in Houston.
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Spina Bifida Clinics, Hospitals and Doctors in Texas
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.