Cere­bral palsy drops

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THERE has been a sig­nif­i­cant de­cline in the rates of cere­bral palsy (CP) in Aus­tralia over the last decade, with in­ci­dence drop­ping from two to 1.4 per 1,000 live births.

Find­ings from the newly re­leased 2018 Aus­tralian Cere­bral Palsy Reg­is­ter to be high­lighted by Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Peter Cos­grove at an event tonight also show the sever­ity of CP in chil­dren has be­come milder, with two out of three chil­dren with the con­di­tion able to walk with­out as­sis­tive equip­ment, along with lower rates of in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity.

The Reg­is­ter cited nu­mer­ous ad­vances in the health and care of preg­nant women and their ba­bies for the change, in­clud­ing bet­ter man­age­ment of high risk preg­nan­cies, im­prove­ments in neona­tal in­ten­sive care, and a higher num­ber of pub­lic health ini­tia­tives to pre­vent ac­ci­dents.

See the re­port at cpreg­is­ter.com.

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