Systems for organizing specific data about large groups of people have been in existence
for many years; their structures depend greatly on their purposes and goals. This paper describes the
creation of a registry and database detailing demographics and co-occurring conditions of a population
with Down syndrome living in the United Arab Emirates. The Gulf Down Syndrome Registry-Abu Dhabi seeks to describe the population’s demographics and associated co-occurring conditions, bringing attention to their unique needs through description of findings.
Keywords: Down syndrome, registry, down syndrome registry, gulf down syndrome registry, United Arab Emirates,
co-occurring conditions, demographics.
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