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Rate of first recorded diagnosis of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders in United Kingdom general practice, 1988 to 2001

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, November 2004
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Title
Rate of first recorded diagnosis of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders in United Kingdom general practice, 1988 to 2001
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BMC Medicine, November 2004
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-2-39
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Authors

Liam Smeeth, Claire Cook, Professor Eric Fombonne, Lisa Heavey, Laura C Rodrigues, Peter G Smith, Andrew J Hall

Abstract

There has been concern that the incidence of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) is increasing. Previous studies have been smaller, restricted to autism (excluding other pervasive developmental disorders such as Asperger's syndrome), included boys only, or have not been based on a national sample. We investigated time trends in the rates of diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 68 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 17%
Student > Master 7 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Professor 4 6%
Other 16 23%
Unknown 10 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 30%
Psychology 7 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 9%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 15 21%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 July 2023.
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#3,111,583
of 24,826,104 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,887
of 3,859 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,613
of 68,522 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#2
of 3 outputs
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