TITLE

US study shows 10-fold increase in autism over the past 20 years

AUTHOR(S)
Gottlieb, Scott
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/11/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7380, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that an epidemiological study found that autism is about 10 times as common in the U.S. in 2003 as it was in the mid 1980s. Number of children aged 3 to 10 years who had mild to severe autism in 1996 and the mid 1980s; Changes in the definition of autism, which includes Asperger's syndrome; Reasons for the increased number of occurrences, including possibly heightened awareness of the disease.
ACCESSION #
8911216

 

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