330,000 babies will be born. (www.statcan.ca)
10 of these babies might become HIV positive.
141 neonatal cases per 4 million births per year in U.S. (CDC
National HIV 2003 Surveillance Report) Only 161 new cases among all children under 13 in the U.S. in
110 of these babies will be born with Muscular Dystrophy.
1 in 3,200 (Muscular
253 of these babies will have Spina Bifida.
1 in 1,300 (American
Association of Neurological Surgeons)
330 of these babies will be born with Down Syndrome.
1 in 1,000 (Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention)
643 of these babies will have Fetal Alcohol
19.5 per 10,000 (National
Organization. of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
3,300 babies will be born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
1 in 100 (Teratology
The comprehensive lifetime cost of just one baby with
FAS could be as much as $6 million ($5 million US). (FAS
Community Resource Center)
The projected cost to Canada of caring for the
estimated 280,000 Canadians living with FASD over their lifetimes is
approximately $420 billion (Canada's
Secretary of State for Children and Youth).
As noted by the Institute of Medicine's 1996 Report
to Congress on FAS: "These incidence figures are
offered not as established facts but to emphasize the magnitude of a
problem that has serious implications - for the individual and for
Summary of the IOM Report)