Basic Summary for Birth Injury


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Main name of condition: Birth Injury
Other names or spellings: birth trauma, birth trauma injury, childbirth injury, childbirth trauma, childbirth trauma injury


What is Birth Injury?
  Brief description of Birth Injury: Injury to the newborn during childbirth
How many people get Birth Injury?
  Incidence (annual) of Birth Injury: 7 per 1,000 births1.
  Incidence Rate of Birth Injury: approx 1 in 142 or 0.70% or 1.9 million people in USA [about data]
How serious is Birth Injury?
  Complications of Birth Injury: see complications of Birth Injury

Footnotes:
1. Childhood Symptoms, Edward R. Brace, John P. Pacanowski, Ed Weiner, 1992

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