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According to statistics, one in 9,714 births in the United States includes a birth injury. Roughly 28,000 birth injuries are reported annually in the country. The National Healthcare Quality Report estimates that 5.08 per 1,000 birth injuries occurred in female infants and 6.68 per 1,000 occurred in male infants.

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The most common surgery performed in hospitals in the United States is not on the heart or back or hips or knees. It is a caesarean section. Approximately 1 of every 3 infants born in the country are delivered by c-section each year, which is about 1.3 million babies.

Read more: C-Section Complications and Injuries to the Baby

Approximately 1 of every 3 babies in the United States is delivered by cesarean section, accounting for about 1.3 million each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 33% of women in the US. had a cesarean delivery in 2011. The rate of c-sections in the country has increased by nearly 60% since 1996. In 2014, the cesarean delivery rate was 32.3% of all births.

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Of every 1,000 babies born in the United States, 6 to 8 are born with a birth injury. This means that roughly 1 in every 9,714 people in the country is born with some type of a birth injury. Statistics reveal that approximately 28,000 infants are born with birth defects every year.

Read more: Types of Birth Injury

A recent study out of the University of California San Francisco, published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatrics, finds that a drug commonly used to treat anemia may also be useful for treatment in babies that suffer from certain birth injuries. The study points to two specific benefits:

Read more: Study finds anemia drug can help babies with birth injury

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