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ERIC Number: EJ1106591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Epidemiology of Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits in the US among Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kalb, Luther G.; Vasa, Roma A; Ballard, Elizabeth D.; Woods, Steven; Goldstein, Mitchell; Wilcox, Holly C.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n8 p2756-2763 Aug 2016
Several reports suggest children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to be seen for injury-related ED visits; however, no nationally representative study has examined this question. Using data from the 2008 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, over a quarter of all visits among those with ASD were related to injury. In the multivariate analyses, the odds of an injury-related visit was 54% greater among those with ASD compared to youth with intellectual disability (ID), but 48% less compared to youth without ID or ASD. Compared to all other pediatric injury-visits in the US, visits among children with ASD were more likely to be due to self-inflicted injury and poisoning and were more likely to result in hospitalization (all p < 0.001).
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Language: English
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