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ERIC Number: EJ1128549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
The Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in West Pomeranian and Pomeranian Regions of Poland
Skonieczna-Zydecka, Karolina; Gorzkowska, Izabela; Pierzak-Sominka, Joanna; Adler, Grazyna
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n2 p283-289 Mar 2017
Background: The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) varies worldwide from 1.4/10 000 children in the Arabian Peninsula to 185/10 000 children of Asian population. In Europe, the highest prevalence has been observed in Sweden, while the lowest in Croatia (115/10 000 and 2-3/10 000, respectively). There have been no epidemiological studies on the prevalence of ASD in Polish population. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of ASD in children aged 0-16 years, inhabitants of West Pomeranian and Pomeranian regions. Material and Methods: In total, 2514 children (2038 males, 81.1%) were included. The estimates were based on the government registries, whereas data were obtained from Provincial Disability Services Commissions. Results: The prevalence of ASD in children aged 0-16 years varies between two regions of Poland--2/10 000 in West Pomeranian and 38/10 000 in Pomeranian region. Conclusions: The average prevalence of ASD was 35/10 000 children and was about 4-fold higher in males (P < 0.05). More studies are necessary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland
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