Spina bifida facts
|According to the
Spina Bifida Association of America
more children are born with spina bifida than muscular
dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis combined.
Spina Bifida occurs in 7 out of every 10,000 live births in the
United States. Spina Bifida is considered to be underreported on
birth certificates so the drop in the rate could be due to lack
of reporting, not an actual decrease in occurrence. In addition,
a number of Spina Bifida pregnancies are voluntarily terminated
and thus can't be determined how many pregnancies are terminated
versus carried to term.
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