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, […]

https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303696?

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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 may 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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