Predictors of Ascertainment of Autism Spectrum Disorders Across Nine US Communities

@article{Pettygrove2013PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of Ascertainment of Autism Spectrum Disorders Across Nine US Communities},
  author={Sydney Pettygrove and Judith Pinborough-Zimmerman and F. John Meaney and Kim Van Naarden Braun and J Nidzieko Nicholas and Lisa C. Miller and Judith Lynn Miller and Catherine E. Rice},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={1867-1879}
}
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) prevalence estimates derived from a single data source under-identify children and provide a biased profile of case characteristics. We analyzed characteristics of 1,919 children with ASD identified by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Cases ascertained only at education sources were compared to those identified at health sources. 38 % were education-only. These were older at their earliest evaluation (54.5 vs. 42.0 months, p < 0.001… CONTINUE READING
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