The Effects Of Down's Syndrome

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“Down syndrome is found in 1 out of 800 births in the United States of America. 90 percent of people with Down’s syndrome live over the age of 5 years old. The occurrence of Down’s syndrome in young children to young adults was 1 in 971.”(American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009). Around half of children with Down’s syndrome have congenital heart defects and this disorder increases the risk of having leukemia. The risk of a child having Down’s syndrome increases after the age of 35 in mothers. Around 88% of all cases of Down’s syndrome come from the mother’s chromosome and 8% from the father’s chromosome. The extrapolated incidences of Down’s syndrome in countries around the world is about 1 out of 1000 (Right Diagnosis …show more content…
“The rate of Down’s syndrome for Hispanic infants was 11.8. The rate of Down’s syndrome for White infants was 9.2, and the rate of Down’s syndrome for black infants was 7.3.” This data was collected from the years 1983-1990 in 17 different states in the United States of America. This represented 1 in 4 infants born in the country. Hispanic infants had the highest chance of getting Down’s syndrome while the black infants had the lowest chance of getting Down’s syndrome in this study. Some health problems associated with Down’s syndrome are hearing loss (75%), obstructive sleep apnea (50-75%), eye diseases (60%), and heart defects (50%). Thyroid disease, leukemia, anemia, and hip dislocation are also common problems with people who have Down’s syndrome. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). (et. al, …show more content…
90 percent of people with Down’s syndrome live over the age of 5 years old. The occurrence of Down’s syndrome in young children to young adults was 1 in 971.”(American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009). Around half of children with Down’s syndrome have congenital heart defects and this disorder increases the risk of having leukemia. The risk of a child having Down’s syndrome increases after the age of 35 in mothers. Around 88% of all cases of Down’s syndrome come from the mother’s chromosome and 8% from the father’s chromosome. The extrapolated incidences of Down’s syndrome in countries around the world is about 1 out of 1000 (Right Diagnosis (Anonymous,

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