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Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults in the Community in England

Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults in the Community in England ORIGINAL ARTICLE Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults in the Community in England Traolach S. Brugha, MD(NUI), FRCPsych; Sally McManus, MSc; John Bankart, MSc, PhD; Fiona Scott, PhD, CPsychol; Susan Purdon, MSc, PhD; Jane Smith, BSc; Paul Bebbington, PhD, FRCPsych; Rachel Jenkins, MD, FRCPsych; Howard Meltzer, PhD Context: To our knowledge, there is no published in- tient self-completion questionnaire was used in phase 1 formation on the epidemiology of autism spectrum dis- to select respondents for phase 2. Respondents also pro- orders (ASDs) in adults. If the prevalence of autism is vided information on sociodemographics and their use increasing, rates in older adults would be expected to be of mental health services. lower than rates among younger adults. Results: Of 7461 adult participants who provided a Objective: To estimate the prevalence and character- complete phase 1 interview, 618 completed phase 2 istics of adults with ASD living in the community in diagnostic assessments. The weighted prevalence of ASD England. in adults was estimated to be 9.8 per 1000 (95% confi- dence interval, 3.0-16.5). Prevalence was not related to Design: A stratified, multiphase random sample was used the respondent’s age. Rates were higher in men, those in the third http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults in the Community in England

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-622X
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2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.38
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21536975
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Abstract

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults in the Community in England Traolach S. Brugha, MD(NUI), FRCPsych; Sally McManus, MSc; John Bankart, MSc, PhD; Fiona Scott, PhD, CPsychol; Susan Purdon, MSc, PhD; Jane Smith, BSc; Paul Bebbington, PhD, FRCPsych; Rachel Jenkins, MD, FRCPsych; Howard Meltzer, PhD Context: To our knowledge, there is no published in- tient self-completion questionnaire was used in phase 1 formation on the epidemiology of autism spectrum dis- to select respondents for phase 2. Respondents also pro- orders (ASDs) in adults. If the prevalence of autism is vided information on sociodemographics and their use increasing, rates in older adults would be expected to be of mental health services. lower than rates among younger adults. Results: Of 7461 adult participants who provided a Objective: To estimate the prevalence and character- complete phase 1 interview, 618 completed phase 2 istics of adults with ASD living in the community in diagnostic assessments. The weighted prevalence of ASD England. in adults was estimated to be 9.8 per 1000 (95% confi- dence interval, 3.0-16.5). Prevalence was not related to Design: A stratified, multiphase random sample was used the respondent’s age. Rates were higher in men, those in the third

Journal

JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 2011

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