What Is The Life Expectancy Of Someone With Down Syndrome?

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Today, a baby born with Down syndrome may have a life expectancy of over sixty years, but as with anyone else there is no definitive number.

The life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome continues to grow due to increases in services and supports available. Quality of life is a significant factor for this community; many people with Down syndrome are living beyond 60 years old.

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