White race main carriers of Downs syndrome gene?

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    Is the White race the main carriers of the Down syndrome gene or is it the Asian race.?
    There seems to be more caucasian babies born with this genetic defect, than any other race that I have seen.?
     
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    Downs is not race related.
     
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    Maybe because there are more white people?
     
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    Maybe its because blacks seem to abort BABIES at a higher rate.... just sayin' :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I just checked the CDC website, they say Hispanics, have the highest down syndrome births, followed by
    whites, blacks had the fewest down syndrome births per year out of the three main racial groups.
     
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    Whats your point... or do ya even have one?
     
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    while there are different types of Down's the main variety is a genetic accident during early cell division. it isnt a transmissable genetic trait unless Down's people have children. it is associated with older mothers but I dont know the racial rates.
     
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    National Association for Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. It occurs in one in every 691 live births. Individuals with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. It is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder. Down syndrome is not related to race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status. The most important fact to know about individuals with Down syndrome is that they are more like others than they are different.
     
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    Thats what I thought to, I know older mothers can give downs to their children but I don't know if its particular to any race.
     

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