Research by Topic: mortality

Injury Mortality in Individuals With Autism

Published June 24, 2019 in American Journal of Public Health

OBJECTIVES: o examine epidemiological patterns of injury fatalities in individuals with a diagnosis of autism.METHODS: We identified individuals with a diagnosis of autism who died between 1999 and 2014 by screening causes of death in the multiple cause-of-death data files in the National Vital Statistics System based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, […]

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Podcast: That new study on mortality in people with autism…

Published March 27, 2017

The new study on mortality in people with autism┬ámay be overestimating the risk of drowning and suffocation in those with ASD. The study claims a higher rate of drowning and other accidental deaths in people with autism, which is true, but the magnitude of the effect they found was astronomical and misleading given the methodology. […]

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