ERIC Number: EJ1106548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Prevalence in Somali and Non-Somali Children
Hewitt, Amy; Hall-Lande, Jennifer; Hamre, Kristin; Esler, Amy N.; Punyko, Judy; Reichle, Joe; Gulaid, Anab A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n8 p2599-2608 Aug 2016
The current study presents results from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) public health surveillance project conducted in Minneapolis. The study was designed to compare ASD prevalence in Somali children (ages 7-9) to that of non-Somali children. The study adapted methodology used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Results indicated that Somali (1 in 32) and White (1 in 36) children were about equally likely to be identified with ASD, but more likely to be identified with ASD than Black and Hispanic children. Somali children with ASD were significantly more likely to have an intellectual disability than children with ASD in all other racial and ethnic groups.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Incidence, Disability Identification, Public Health, Foreign Nationals, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Whites, African American Children, Hispanic American Students, Racial Distribution
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Somalia
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