Are Autism Spectrum Conditions More Prevalent in an Information-Technology Region? A School-Based Study of Three Regions in the Netherlands

@article{Roelfsema2012AreAS,
  title={Are Autism Spectrum Conditions More Prevalent in an Information-Technology Region? A School-Based Study of Three Regions in the Netherlands},
  author={Martine T. Roelfsema and Rosa A. Hoekstra and Carrie Allison and Sally J. Wheelwright and Carol Brayne and Fiona E. Matthews and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={734-739}
}
We tested for differences in the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) in school-aged children in three geographical regions in the Netherlands. Schools were asked to provide the number of children enrolled, the number having a clinical diagnosis of ASC and/or two control neurodevelopmental conditions. Prevalence was evaluated by negative binomial regression and adjustments were made for non-response and size of the schools. The prevalence estimates of ASC in Eindhoven was 229 per 10… Expand
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