No information was given as to possible causes for this discrepancy but researchers determined that further study is warranted.
Identification of factors responsible for the racial differences recorded could facilitate further improvement in survival of people with Down's syndrome. (From research study)
This information was published over ten years ago, and looks at data from 1983 to 1997, but according to Dr. Michael Harpold of LuMind, no follow up studies have been done.
"Beverly Johnson on how Down syndrome affects children of color differently"
"There's a remarkable disparity between children of color who get Down syndrome — life expectancy is age 23 — and non-black children with Down syndrome — life expectancy is 63 years old,"
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