The epidemiology of Asperger syndrome. A total population study.

  title={The epidemiology of Asperger syndrome. A total population study.},
  author={S{\"o}ren Ehlers and Christopher G Gillberg},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={34 8},
This paper describes a total population study of Asperger syndrome using a two-stage procedure. All school children in an outer Göteborg borough were screened. Final case selection based on clinical work-up showed a minimum prevalence of 3.6 per 1.000 children (7-16 years of age) using Gillberg and Gillberg's criteria and a male to female ratio of 4:1. Including suspected and possible Asperger syndrome cases, the prevalence rose to 7.1 per 1.000 children and the male:female ratio dropped to 2.3… CONTINUE READING
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