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ERIC Number: EJ1202703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Physical Health in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Alabaf, Setareh; Gillberg, Christopher; Lundström, Sebastian; Lichtenstein, Paul; Kerekes, Nóra; Råstam, Maria; Anckarsäter, Henrik
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v49 n1 p83-95 Jan 2019
With increasing numbers of children being diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) attention has been drawn to these children's physical health. We aimed to identify the prevalence of defined physical problems (epilepsy, migraine, asthma, cancer, diabetes, psoriasis, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, diarrhea, constipation, daytime enuresis, encopresis) in a nationwide population of 9- and 12-year-old twins subdivided into those with and without indications of NDDs. Parents of 28,058 twins participated in a well-validated telephone interview regarding their children's mental health and answered questions about their physical problems. The results indicate a high rate of physical problems in children with NDDs, particularly in those with indications of the presence of combinations of several NDDs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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