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Disabilities
Learn more about disabilities.

Disability and Health State Chartbook– 2006 Profiles of Health for Adults with Disabilities
This chartbook provides state profiles and data on prevalence, population estimates by race/ethnicity and gender, health status, and more.

Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy
The most common form of muscular dystrophy in children is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Learn more about this genetic disorder that affects about 1 out of every 3,500 to 6,000 boys.

Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X is a group of genetic disorders that can affect individuals and their families in many ways. Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common known cause of intellectual disability (also known as mental retardation) and developmental disability that can be inherited. The exact number of people who have FXS is unknown, but it is estimated that about 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 6,000 to 8,000 females have the disorder.

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