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Unformatted text preview: conception and not by anything the mother does during the pregnancy. The rate of Down syndrome increases with the age of the mother but eighty percent of occurrences happen from mothers under thirty five years of age. Children with Down syndrome are more susceptible to illness than a child without at. However, it needs to be said that these children are more like normal children than they are different. It is quite possible for people born with this disease to live normal lives if the proper precautions and treatments are administered. The average life expectancy is fifty five years old but it is very common for people with Down syndrome to live past that....
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- Spring '07