Pica among mentally retarded adults.

@article{Danford1982PicaAM,
  title={Pica among mentally retarded adults.},
  author={Darla Erhard Danford and Agnes M. Huber},
  journal={American journal of mental deficiency},
  year={1982},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={
          141-6
        }
}
Pica was recognized in 25.8 percent of a population of 991 institutionalized mentally retarded adults. Food pica accounted for 5.4 percent, nonfood pica for 16.7 percent, and combination food and nonfood pica for 3.7 percent of the population. Pica became less frequent with increasing age, related to a reduction in the incidence of nonfood pica. Food pica was not age-related. Low IQ was associated with a high frequency of nonfood pica. The items consumed were classed into 29 nonfood and 7 food… CONTINUE READING

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