Could you compare them to the Mormon population?
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12/30/08 at 2:43am
The other day, I was talking to an NP who told me that he thought the Amish/Menno populations have a much higher incidence of Downs Syndrome than the English. I have never heard/seen this notion, tho of course I'm aware that the Plain ppl do have a higher incidence of certain genetic issues springing from marriage with close relatives over the generations (recessive trait stuff). And I suppose that considering Plain families are more likely that English to have large families, you would see more incidence of DS just because you see more babies generally. But not necessarily a higher % of DS as the general pop. in a given # of total pregnancies.
Anyone know about this? I will be seeking info at the websites of the 2 clinics I know of that are specially devoted to the genetic disorders of the Plain--but if there are other sources of info on this topic out there, I'd like to hear about them.
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Can we please clear up the misconception about screening (abortion) decreasing the population of people born with Down Syndrome.
It is not true! It is an invention of propaganda.