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Autism spectrum disorders in sub-Saharan Africa

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders in high-income countries, but little is known about it in Africa or other low- and middle-income countries1,2. A recent review of the global prevalence of autism did not identify any data from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)3, even though this region has a population of nearly 1 billion, of whom 40% are children aged less than 14 years. To date the public health emphasis in SSA has been on communicable conditio...

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10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30138-9

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University of Oxford
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St John's College
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Ed Scott Foundation
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Newton, C
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Wellcome Trust
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Newton, C
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Sue Struengmann Foundation
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National Research Foundation of South Africa
Publisher:
Elsevier
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Lancet Psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
9
Pages:
800-802
Publication date:
2016-08-01
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2215-0374
ISSN:
2215-0366
Pmid:
27568261
Language:
English
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2017-01-09

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