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People aged 65 and over predicted to have Down's syndrome, projected to 2035

It is estimated that 0.36 per 10,000 people aged 65 and over have Down's syndrome.

The Down's syndrome estimates are based on the numbers of people with Down's syndrome recorded on the Sheffield Learning Disability Case Register, October 2007. Prevalence from the register has been applied to the numbers of people aged 65 and over to give estimated numbers of people predicted to have Down's syndrome, to 2035.

The population predictions are based on ONS population projections of the total 65 and over population.

Whilst good prevalence rates exist for younger age groups, rates for this age group were not available from research studies. These figures should be treated cautiously as they are estimates only, based on the above local analysis, and may be subject to local variation.

POPPI v11 April 2019

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