Changes in the characteristics of families with Down's syndrome children.

  • B Shepperdson
  • Published 1985 in Journal of epidemiology and community health


A study of two cohorts of Down's syndrome children living at home in South Wales and born in 1964-66 and 1973-75 respectively shows that there are significant differences in the characteristics of their families. Parents of those born in the seventies were younger at the birth and of higher social class than parents with children born in the sixties. In the… (More)


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