The rising prevalence of autism: a prospective longitudinal study in the Faroe Islands.

  title={The rising prevalence of autism: a prospective longitudinal study in the Faroe Islands.},
  author={Eva Ko{\vc}ovsk{\'a} and Rannv{\'a} Biskupst\o and I Carina Gillberg and Asa Ellefsen and Hanna Kampmann and Torm{\'o}ður St{\'o}r{\'a} and Eva Billstedt and Christopher G Gillberg},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={42 9},
We have followed up a 2002 population study of autism prevalence in 15-24-year olds in the Faroe Islands. The rate of ASD grew significantly from 0.56% in 2002 to 0.94% in 2009. Although these results are within the range of typical findings from other studies, there were some interesting details. There were-in addition to 43 originally diagnosed cases in 2002-24 newly discovered cases in 2009 and nearly half of them were females. It is possible that unfamiliarity with the clinical presentation… CONTINUE READING
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