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Posted by RH on October 16, 2000 at 12:27:23:

In Reply to: Down Syndrome in African Americans posted by Patty on October 09, 2000 at 15:32:51:

: I was just curious, does Down Syndrome occur in African American and Asians? I have never encountered or seen an African American person with down syndrome and it led me to wonder whether or not this genetic disorder was designated to a specific race. Is it mainly a white disorder, occuring least often in African Americans and Asians? If anyone could give me an answer or more information that would be great.

It occurs in all races. In fact, I just encountered a picture and bio of a Chinese child with Down at http://leeworks.net/DDS/

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