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ERIC Number: EJ1074350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Low but Increasing Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in a French Area from Register-Based Data
van Bakel, Marit Maria; Delobel-Ayoub, Malika; Cans, Christine; Assouline, Brigitte; Jouk, Pierre-Simon; Raynaud, Jean-Philippe; Arnaud, Catherine
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n10 p3255-3261 Oct 2015
Register-based prevalence rates of childhood autism (CA), Asperger's syndrome (AS) and other autism spectrum disorders (ASD) were calculated among children aged 7 years old of the 1997-2003 birth cohorts, living in four counties in France. The proportion of children presenting comorbidities was reported. 1123 children with ASD were recorded (M/F ratio: 4.1), representing an overall prevalence rate of 36.5/10,000 children (95% CI 34.4-38.7): 8.8/10,000 for CA (95% CI 7.8-9.9), 1.7/10,000 for AS (95 % CI 1.3-2.3) and 25.9/10,000 for other ASD (95% CI 24.2-27.8). ASD prevalence significantly increased (p < 0.0001) during the period under study. The proportion of children with an intellectual disability was 47.3 %, all other comorbidities were present in less than 5% of the cases.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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