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ERIC Number: EJ650455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Changing Prevalence of Autism in California.
Croen, Lisa A.; Grether, Judith K.; Hoogstrate, Jenny; Selvin, Steve
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v32 n3 p207-15 Jun 2002
This population study of eight California birth cohorts (1987-1994) examined the degree to which improvements in detection and changes in diagnosis contribute to the observed increase in autism prevalence from 5.8 to 14.9 per 10,000. A decreasing prevalence of mental retardation without autism suggests that improvements in detection and changes in diagnosis are responsible for the observed increase in autism. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California