Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3665
Title: Comparative Survival Advantage of Males with Down Syndrome
Contributor(s): Hussain, Rafat (author); Glasson, E J (author); Sullivan, S G (author); Peterson, B A (author); Montgomery, P D (author); Bittles, A H (author)
Publication Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.10132
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3665
Abstract: In virtually all countries life expectancy is longer in females than in males. A multigeneration, population-based dataset was used to investigate whether a gender-specific difference in life expectancy could be determined in a large cohort (n = 1,332) of people with Down syndrome resident in Western Australia. Contrary to the established pattern of longevity in the general population, and in most people with intellectual disability, males with Down syndrome had a significantly greater life expectancy than females with the same disorder. The reasons for this atypical finding are discussed in terms of the patterns of morbidity experienced by people with Down syndrome, especially at early and late stages of their lifespan.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: American Journal of Human Biology, 15(2), p. 192-195
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1042-0533
Field of Research (FOR): 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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