Mongolism Risk Factors
Risk factors for Down's syndrome include:
- Maternal age over 30: the risk of having a Down's syndrome baby increases with the age of the mother.
- There is a 1 in 2,000 chance of having a Down's child when the mother is 20 years of age.
- There is a 1 in 20 chance of having a Down's child when the mother is 45 years of age.
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