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Autistic features in a total population of 7-9-year-old children assessed by the ASSQ (Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire).

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Publication Date
Volume
47
Issue
2
Pages
167–175
Identifiers
PMID: 16423148
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Autism symptoms are not uncommon in the general population of children. Our findings are consistent with the concept of autism as a spectrum. Non-responders had a higher load of autism symptoms than identified children, indicating that reports on the prevalence of autism in a responder group underestimate true prevalence. Large differences across informants suggested the need to gather information both from families and from schools when screening for autism spectrum disorders.

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