December 9, 2010

Increase in Births of Babies With Down Syndrome

From the NDSS:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network have published a study that updates national statistics regarding the prevalence of Down syndrome in the U.S.  Click here to read more about the study.  

The study indicates that there are about 6,000 diagnoses of Down syndrome each year in the United States.  One in every 691 babies is born with Down syndrome.  This is an increase from the previously reported statistic of 1 in every 733.  

Based on the new study, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) will cite the new prevalence estimates on its website and other materials.  Click here to read the official position paper. 

Please feel free to share this information with your members in any way you see fit.  

Best,
NDSS

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