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Risk Factors for Down Syndrome

Risk factor statistics for Down Syndrome:

The following are statistics from various sources about the risk factors for Down Syndrome:

  • 80% of Down syndrome cases occur in mothers under 35 in the US (Association for Children with Down Syndrome)
  • The risk of having a Down syndrome child is 1 in 400 if the mother is 35-40 years old in the US (Association for Children with Down Syndrome)
  • The risk of having a Down syndrome child is 1 in 110 if the mother is over 40 in the US (Association for Children with Down Syndrome)

Risks factors for Down Syndrome: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Down Syndrome:

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Down Syndrome are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Down Syndrome makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Down Syndrome. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Down Syndrome. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

 

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