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Epidemiology

Mary Coleman and Christopher Gillberg

in The Autisms

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732128
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732128.003.0006
Epidemiology

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Chapter 6 discusses the epidemiology of autism and the question of if its prevalence is increasing, and addresses the major epidemiological studies performed in the field of the autisms (including so-called autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs), referring only to studies published in the English language and meeting certain criteria for inclusion.

Chapter.  7476 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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