Monday, April 27, 2009

Statistics - they are personal for many families

Some statistics that I find shocking, especially since I was not aware of them until we became part of the "statistic".  Click on the hyperlinks to learn more.

1.)  CMV is the most common congenital (present at birth) infection in the US.  Each year about 1% of all newborns, or about 40,000 babies, are infected.  CMV is preventable, so learn more about it if you are considering having a baby.....and spread the word.  - March of Dimes

2.)  More than 4 million babies are born in the US each year  - BabyCenter

3.)  More than 12,000 babies are born deaf every year in the US.  That's more than for any other birth defect.  -- AG Bell

4.)  Congenital cerebral palsy (brain injury in-utero) is responsible for ~70% of children who have cerebral palsy (CP).  --- United Cerebral Palsy

5.)  Currently, about 8,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with CP each year.    --- United Cerebral Palsy

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