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How many people are affected by spina bifida?

Spina bifida is the most common neural tube defect affecting babies in the United States. Out of the four million children born each year, between 1,500-2,000 are affected. Most children who are born with spina bifida are able to live normal lives, although some experience full or partial paralysis.

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