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Prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome: a systematic review of termination rates (1995–2011)
The objective of this study was to review the published literature on pregnancy termination following a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in the United States.
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Prevalence of epilepsy in adults with mental retardation and related disabilities in primary care.
Two primary care practices were used to recruit adults with and without disability. Disability groups included autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and mental retardation. The patients withoutExpand
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Heart Disease, Schizophrenia, and Affective Psychoses: Epidemiology of Risk in Primary Care
A retrospective cohort design was used to study risk factors and cardiovascular end points among adults, with and without psychoses, receiving primary care. Earlier onset of risk factors and heartExpand
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An efficacy trial of ‘Steps to Your Health’, a health promotion programme for adults with intellectual disability
Objective: Although there are evaluation and effectiveness studies of health promotion interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), randomized efficacy trials of such interventionsExpand
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The myth and reality of disability prevalence: measuring disability for research and service.
The concept of disability has medical, functional, and social components. We review the frameworks for the definition of disability and endorse a multidimensional approach that is parsimonious andExpand
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Injury Treatment among Children with Autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder
This study examined the differences in the frequency and type of injury for children with autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) compared with typically developing peers, when both groupsExpand
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Probability of intellectual disability is associated with soil concentrations of arsenic and lead.
BACKGROUND The association between metals in water and soil and adverse child neurologic outcomes has focused on the singular effect of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and arsenic (As). This study describesExpand
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Variation in health conditions among groups of adults with disabilities in primary care
The literature on the health of adults with disabilities focuses on one disability compared to a comparison group. This study allows cross disability comparisons with the hypothesis. Adults withExpand
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Associations of estimated residential soil arsenic and lead concentrations and community-level environmental measures with mother-child health conditions in South Carolina.
We undertook a community-level aggregate analysis in South Carolina, USA, to examine associations between mother-child conditions from a Medicaid cohort of pregnant women and their children usingExpand
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Explanatory model to describe school district prevalence rates for mental retardation and learning disabilities.
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of mental retardation : AJMR
  • 1 September 1994
Data reports from South Carolina's 92 independent school districts were used to calculate prevalence rates of mental retardation and learning disabilities among school-age children. These prevalenceExpand
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