Epidemiological surveys of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders: an update.

@article{Fombonne2003EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={Epidemiological surveys of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders: an update.},
  author={E. J. Fombonne},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={365-82}
}
  • E. J. Fombonne
  • Published 2003 in Journal of autism and developmental disorders
This paper was commissioned by the committee on the Effectiveness of Early Education in Autism of the National Research Council (NRC). It provides a review of epidemiological studies of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) which updates a previously published article (The epidemiology of autism: a review. Psychological Medicine 1999; 29: 769-786). The design, sample characteristics of 32 surveys published between 1966 and 2001 are described. Recent surveys suggest that the rate for all forms… CONTINUE READING
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