Environmental Factors Tied to Autism Clusters

March 13, 2014 9:01 PM

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Environmental Factors Tied to Autism Clusters

An analysis of an insurance claims database of 100 million patients has found clustering of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) in counties across the U.S.

The clustering appears to be linked to environmental factors and, to a lesser extent, economic incentives at the state level that affect diagnosis, the researchers reported.

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