Can you get Down syndrome at the age of 1?
No, you cannot. Down syndrome is a syndrome that is with you from birth.
Varying statistics reported by our users: 2 percent of the world's population has Down syndrome. According to Wikipedia, 0.1-0.125 % of babies who are born have Down syndrome (1 in every 800-1000 births). The overall incidence of Down syndrome is 1:660 newborns, thereby making it the most common genetically diverse configuration in humans. Research shows that 1:800-1000 people (approximately 900) are born with Down syndrome. If you compare this with the number of people on… Read More
A person who has Down syndrome is born like that; it is not something that you acquire with age.
Down syndrome is something a baby has at birth. It is not a condition that you can "get" at a later age.
No age group is affected; Down syndrome is a chromosome condition that is with you at birth.
The incidence, however, increases dramatically with increasing maternal age. If you look at the link below, under about age 30, there is a 1:1000 chance in having a child with Down syndrome, however, at age 40, there is about a 1:100 chance. This increases to 1:10 by age 50. 80% of all children with Down syndrome are born to women under the age of 30, however, because women of this age group have children at… Read More
Anyone can have a child with down syndrome, i was 21 when i had my daughter and she has it.
At age 30, for example, a woman has about a 1 in 900 chance of conceiving a child with Down Syndrome. Those odds increase to about 1 in 350 by age 35. By 40 the risk rises to about 1 in 100. It occurs by going through fermentation and supplies alcohol in the brain resulting in down syndrome.
Down syndrome is something you are born with; it is not something that will suddenly "appear."
Down syndrome affects a person from Birth til Death
* Down syndrome, caused by trisomy of the 21st chromosome, overall is seen in about 1 in 750 live births. The incidence, however, increases dramatically with increasing maternal age. If you look at the link below, under about age 30, there is a 1:1000 chance in having a child with Down syndrome, however, at age 40, there is about a 1:100 chance. This increases to 1:10 by age 50. 80% of all children with Down… Read More
How does the age of the mother affect the likelihood of her giving birth to a baby with Down syndrome?
See the Related link for a table that lists a woman's age in conjunction with the statistical likelihood of her giving birth to a baby with Down syndrome. Our users comment: I believe I read that, at my age (32), I have 1:750 chance of having a child with Down syndrome. I was one of those 750 women... the likelihood increases as the mother ages, especially after age 30. (See the Related question on the… Read More
Maternal age influences the odds of conceiving a baby with Down syndrome. The incidence of Down syndrome in a woman under 30 is approximately 1:1,000, according to the National Institutes for Health (NIH). This increases to approximately 1:400 by the age of 35, and to 1:12 by age 49. Some breakdown figures from our contributors At the maternal age of 20-24, the probability is 1:1562 At 37, the odds of having a child with Down… Read More
No. Older women are more likely to have Down Syndrome babies. The risk is highest after age 35.
One child in 2000 live births will have down syndrome at age 23
Yes. Having children over the age of 35 can increase the chance of Down Syndrome.
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the overall rate of incidence of Down Syndrome is 0.13% (1 in 750); but this figure is misleading since the incidence is highly related to the age of the mother. For mothers below age 30, the incidence of Down Syndrome is 0.10% (1 in 1000); but it increases dramatically after age 30. At age 41, the risk of giving birth to a Down Syndrome child is 10… Read More
In 1910, a baby born with Down syndrome often didn't live to age 10. Today, someone with Down syndrome can expect to live to age 60 and beyond, depending on the severity of health problems.
If you have down syndrome, you talk differently, look different, and also can't think like others your age. You mature at a much later age mantally.
there arnt really stages in down syndrome. in fact it all depends on the person that has it. many people with down syndrome get Alzheimer's disease and some die at an early age.
No, it's the age of the mother that matters.
One child in 40 will have downs syndrome at age 45
No, Down syndrome is a genetic disorder, and occurs because of the presence of an extra chromosome, not due to smoking. The chances of a women giving birth to a Down syndrome baby increases with age.
There is help for children with Down syndrome. Treatment with amino acids from an early age could help children with Down syndrome to improve their speech as well as their mental development, physical development and social behavior. Those children who received amino acids from an early age usually go to schools alongside children who do not have Down syndrome. They develop well physically and many of them have unapparent features of a person who has… Read More
Down's syndrome is increased with advanced maternal age, which is defined as more than 35 years of age.
You can start therapy at any age if you have DS
risk of having a baby with Down syndrome increases with her increasing age. Two types of testing is available during a pregnancy to determine if the baby being carried has Down syndrome.
As of August 2014, the oldest living person with Down Syndrome is 87 years old. Her name is Joyce Greenman. The oldest man with Down Syndrome lived to be 83 years old.
Pregnancy screenings for Down syndrome have a 5-8% false positive rate (test comes back positive, but the baby does not have Down syndrome) and a 35-40% false negative rate (test is negative, but baby has Down syndrome). This is due to a number of different factors that the screening depends on, such as the mother's age and weight, the age of the fetus, etc. Since the tests results come back as risk factors- the chance… Read More
On average, about 1 in every 800 babies born have down syndrome, but this rises dramatically with the age of the mother, to around 1 in every 100 babies born to mothers that are 40 years old.
My daughter had Cystic Fibrosis and Down Syndrome. She died a little over a year ago at the age of 10.5 years.
As a woman gets older, her eggs start to break down and wear out. This is the reason that she is more likely to have a child with Down Syndrome as she ages.
The reason that older age of the mother will increase the risk of Down syndrome in babies is because older eggs have more of a chance of chromosomes not dividing properly.
According to the Guinness World Book of Records, the oldest person with Down syndrome in the US is 80 years old.
About 60 years of age.
Theres really only one important risk factor; Age and maternal age only. The risk for having a child with Down syndrome increases signifficantly after the mother reaches 35-40 years of age.
The causes and risks factors are maternal age. Have babies at early age as the risks increases with age. About 1:2000 live births in age 20 to 1:300 at age 35 to 1:40 at age 45.
down syndrome occurs 1 out of 800 births
Babies are born with Down Syndrome and it's highly unlikely that it would not be picked up at birth. It is often diagnosed in utero
The chances of getting down syndrome depends on the mothers age. The younger the mother, the higher the chance. The older the mother, the smaller the chance.
There are no vaccinations available. The causes and risks factors are maternal age. Have babies at early age as the risks increases with age. About 1:2000 live births in age 20 to 1:300 at age 35 to 1:40 at age 45.
50 to 60 years of age
Well, whenever a female reaches the age above 30-35, her eggs are older. If you get prego, the risk of your child having down syndrome increases.
Yes two non-Down syndrome parents can have a Down syndrome child. This is the most common situation, mainly because very few Down syndrome affected people are parents. Few Down Syndrome affected people become parents, partly because of reduced fertility associated with the syndrome, partly because of an increased risk of passing on the syndrome (very roughly from 1 in 800 to 1 in 3), and partly because of societal restrictions. ___________ Also, the parent(s) who… Read More
No. Parents who have a child with Down syndrome do not have an increased chance in having another child with Down syndrome. Everyone has the same chance of having a child with Down syndrome, 1%.
*I am not sure* age affects the baby, sometimes, because as the women grows older, the eggs she produces also get older. and the older the egg is, more chances of the baby to have down syndrome. hope it helps:)
Bert Holbrook was the 2008 Guinness World record holder for living to age 83 years old with Down Syndrome. Holbrook died in 2012.
No, not the father. But older mothers have a higher rate of bearing a child with Down syndrome. (See the Related link below.)
After having one child with Down syndrome what is the likelihood of having another child with Down syndrome?
After having one child with Down Syndrome, the likelihood of having another is about one percent. If the first child's Down Syndrome is due to translocation trisomy 21, the likelihood of another Down Syndrome child increases. As far as researchers know at this point, Down Syndrome is not attributed to the parents' behavior prior and/or during pregnancy or any environmental factors. The incidence of Down Syndrome does rise if the mother is older than 35… Read More
on average an individual with DS lives to be ~39