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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 3/2007

01-03-2007 | Original Paper

Autism in the Faroe Islands. An Epidemiological Study

Auteurs: Asa Ellefsen, Hanna Kampmann, Eva Billstedt, I. Carina Gillberg, Christopher Gillberg

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 3/2007

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Abstract

The Faroe Islands are considered to be a genetic isolate. This population study of the prevalence of autism sought to identify a representative cohort for future genetic studies. In 2002 all schools were screened for autism spectrum disorders. The target population were all children born in 1985 through 1994 and living in the Faroe Islands on December 31, 2002. Children who screened positive for autism characteristics were examined using the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO). Of the children aged 8 through 17 years, 0.56% had childhood autism, Asperger syndrome or atypical autism. The male:female ratio was just under 6:1. The prevalence of autism in the Faroe Islands was very similar to that reported from many western countries.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Autism in the Faroe Islands. An Epidemiological Study
Auteurs
Asa Ellefsen
Hanna Kampmann
Eva Billstedt
I. Carina Gillberg
Christopher Gillberg
Publicatiedatum
01-03-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 3/2007
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0178-y