Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in a total population sample.

@article{Kim2011PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in a total population sample.},
  author={Young Shin Kim and Bennett L. Leventhal and Yun-Joo Koh and Eric Fombonne and Eugene M Laska and Eun-Chung Lim and Keun-Ah Cheon and Soo-Jeong Kim and Young-Key Kim and Hyunkyung Lee and Dong Ho Song and Roy Richard Grinker},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={168 9},
  pages={
          904-12
        }
}
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