Down syndrome: what you should know
- Down syndrome is one of the most common genetic conditions, occurring in one in 800 to one in 1,000 births.
- Children with Down syndrome usually have mild to moderate intellectual disability. They tend to reach their milestones, such as first words, crawling and walking, later than other children.
Children with Down syndrome have an increased risk for a number of other health conditions, which can include the following:
- Thyroid disease