Does Downs Syndrome Occur Equally Among All Racial Groups?

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patrick mc mullan Profile
No difference. Downs syndrome, trisomy 21 d , is a recessive condition which knows no race distinctions. But there are diseases and other syndromes which are prevalent among different races.:)
Onetwo Bucklemyshoe Profile
There is no verifiable link between Downs Syndrome and race, meaning that a person's ethnicity would cause them to have this disease necessarily, however, it HAS been noted that there is a trend of more kids having the condition who are of European backgrounds, or are white. Again, this does not mean that being white gives you Down Syndrome, but it IS a statistic...

Because I am not an expert on the issue, I think that you will find these resources very helpful:
    aje.oxfordjournals.org
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
    www.nads.org

I hope this helps!
--- Nadene
thanked the writer.
Onetwo Bucklemyshoe
My apologies...please excuse the typo in the first sentence: Where it says: "ethnicity would cause them," it should actually say: "ethnicity would not cause them." Sorry for the confusion!

Nadene

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