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Facts on Down Syndrome in Kenya

The annual mortality rate per 100,000 children from down syndrome in Kenya has decreased by 29.2% since 1990, an average of 1.3% a year. Though this has been the trend overall down syndrome has changed over time for men and women of specific age groups in Kenya. For a boy child, the deadliness of down syndrome in Kenya peaks at age 1 to 4 years. Women are killed at the highest rate from down syndrome in Kenya at age 1-4years old. 1