Every week in the
13,502 babies are born
702,000/yr: Labour Force Statistics, 1999 Edition
1 of these babies might be born with Muscular Dystrophy.
1 in 50,000: Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
4 of these babies are born with Spina Bifida.
3.2/10,000: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
7 of these babies are born with HIV infection.
374/yr: Public Health Laboratory Service
13 of these babies are born with Down Syndrome.
1/1,000: Center for Disease Control
26 of these babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
19.5 per 10,000: Natl Org. of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
135 of these babies are born with Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder. 1/100: Teratology 1997 Nov;56(5):317-26
The comprehensive lifetime cost of just one baby with FAS could be as much as £3,500,000 $5 million US: FAS Community Resource Center
"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 society. " From the Executive Summary from Institute of Medicine report.