As the national voice and symbol for Spina Bifida, the Spina Bifida Association ribbon color is blue and teal and represents all forms of Spina Bifida including: Occult Spinal Dysraphism, Spina Bifida Occulta, Meningocele and Myelomeningocele.
The ribbon identifies a person living with or affected by Spina Bifida and includes parents, family, friends, caregivers, and medical and health professionals.
Spina Bifida can usually be detected before birth by one or more of the following 3 tests.
90 to 95% of babies born with spina bifida are born to parents with no family history of spina bifida.
Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States, with approx. 1,500 babies born with spina bifida per year.
Hispanic women have the highest rate of having a child affected by spina bifida compared with Non-Hispanic White and Non-Hispanic Black women: Hispanic: 4.17 per 10,000; Non-Hispanic Black or African-American: 2.64 per10,000; Non-Hispanic White: 3.22 per 10,000
The prevalence rate of spina bifida declined 31% from the pre-fortification (1995 to 1996) rate of 5.04 per 10,000 to the post-fortification (1998 to 2006) rate of 3.49 per 10,000.
If parents have one child with spina bifida, the risk of recurrence increases to between 1 and 5 out of 100. If one parent has spina bifida, the chances of having a child with spina bifida are between 1 and 5 percent. If both parents have spina bifida, the chances of having a child with spina bifida increases to 15 percent.
|Latest Spina Bifida Publications|
|1 : Fetal Spina Bifida Surgery - Scan May Reveal Best Candidates : NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.|
|2 : Report on Prenatal Surgeries for Spina Bifida : Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.|
|3 : Treating Children with Spina Bifida by Fetal Surgery : The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.|
|4 : Complications of Spina Bifida : Disabled World.|
|5 : Spina Bifida Treatment : Disabled World.|
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