Is Down's Syndrome more common in particular communities?
Down's Syndrome is most common in:
- The United States of America - approximately 360,000 people diagnosed with Down's Syndrome.
- Brazil – 230,000 people have been diagnosed with Down syndrome in Brazil.
- Mexico – 131,000 people diagnosed with Down syndrome
Testing for Down's Syndrome
Various screening tests can help identify whether you have a high risk of carrying a baby with Down syndrome, but they can't identify whether your baby has Down syndrome. Screening tests include the first trimester combined test, the integrated screening test and the cell-free fetal DNA analysis.
Screening tests can indicate the likelihood a mother is carrying a baby with Down syndrome.
Diagnostic tests can identify whether your baby has Down syndrome.
Treatment for Down's Syndrome
There is no single, standard treatment for Down syndrome. Treatments are based on each individual's physical and intellectual needs as well as his or her personal strengths and limitations.1 People with Down syndrome can receive proper care while living at home and in the community.