Do Politics Affect Prevalence? An Overview and the Case of Cerebral Palsy

  title={Do Politics Affect Prevalence? An Overview and the Case of Cerebral Palsy},
  author={George Dalembert and J. Brosco},
  journal={Journal of Developmental \& Behavioral Pediatrics},
ABSTRACT: Many factors must be considered when assessing estimates of prevalence, including research methods and quality of the work by the research team. Broad social and political forces also influence estimates of prevalence, as seen in the case of autism and intellectual disability. Indeed, researchers themselves may be influenced by broader sociopolitical factors in ways that they do not recognize. To further explore the relationship of prevalence to sociopolitical factors, we reviewed the… Expand
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