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First report of a Canadian epidemiological study of autistic syndromes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3265136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes an epidemiological investigation of the autistic syndrome using new research diagnostic criteria (Denckla, 1986). The focus here is on the methods of screening and follow-up, and on a description of the cases identified within a circumscribed region of Nova Scotia. Autism, as defined by social deviance, language impairment and repetitive or ritualistic behaviours, has a prevalence of 10 per 10,000 and a male to female ratio of 2.5:1. These findings are discussed relative to those reported previously.
S E Bryson; B S Clark; I M Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0021-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-28     Completed Date:  1989-02-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375361     Medline TA:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / epidemiology*,  psychology
Child Development
Cross-Sectional Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Mental Retardation / epidemiology
Nova Scotia
Psychological Tests

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