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dc.contributor.authorMagnusson, P
dc.contributor.authorSaemundsen, E
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-24T11:52:36Z
dc.date.available2008-07-24T11:52:36Z
dc.date.issued2001-04-01
dc.date.submitted2008-07-24
dc.identifier.citationJ Autism Dev Disord 2001, 31(2):153-63en
dc.identifier.issn0162-3257
dc.identifier.pmid11450814
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1010795014548
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/33032
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThis clinic-based study estimated the prevalence of autism in Iceland in two consecutive birth cohorts, subjects born in 1974-1983 and in 1984-1993. In the older cohort classification was based on the ICD-9 in 72% of cases while in the younger cohort 89% of cases were classified according to the ICD-10. Estimated prevalence rates for Infantile autism/Childhood autism were 3.8 per 10,000 in the older cohort and 8.6 per 10,000 in the younger cohort. The characteristics of the autistic groups are presented in terms of level of intelligence, male:female ratio, and age at diagnosis. For the younger cohort scores on the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale are reported as well. Results are compared with a previous Icelandic study and recent population-based studies in other countries based on the ICD-10 classification system. Methodological issues are discussed as well as implications for future research and service delivery.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKluwer Academic/Plenum Publishersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1010795014548en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen
dc.subject.meshAutistic Disorderen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMental Retardationen
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillanceen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scalesen
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen
dc.titlePrevalence of autism in Icelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. pama@landspitali.isen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of autism and developmental disordersen
html.description.abstractThis clinic-based study estimated the prevalence of autism in Iceland in two consecutive birth cohorts, subjects born in 1974-1983 and in 1984-1993. In the older cohort classification was based on the ICD-9 in 72% of cases while in the younger cohort 89% of cases were classified according to the ICD-10. Estimated prevalence rates for Infantile autism/Childhood autism were 3.8 per 10,000 in the older cohort and 8.6 per 10,000 in the younger cohort. The characteristics of the autistic groups are presented in terms of level of intelligence, male:female ratio, and age at diagnosis. For the younger cohort scores on the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale are reported as well. Results are compared with a previous Icelandic study and recent population-based studies in other countries based on the ICD-10 classification system. Methodological issues are discussed as well as implications for future research and service delivery.


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