Screening for Autism in Mexico

Eric Fombonne, Carlos Marcin, Ruth Bruno, Cecilia Manero Tinoco, Christian Diaz Marquez

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Abstract

In order to conduct the screening phase of the first epidemiological survey of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in Mexico, we needed a screening tool to detect autistic symptomatology in a large sample of school-age children. We used the Spanish version of the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS). We recruited a clinical sample of 200 children (81% males; mean age: 7.4years) with a confirmed diagnosis of ASDs and a sample of 363 control children (59.5% males; mean age: 8.5years) without ASDs. Three-way analyses of variance (ANOVAs) identified a main effect of clinical status (ASDs vs. controls) for both parent and teacher scales, but no gender or age effect. The mean total and subscale raw scores were significantly different between the clinical and control groups for the parent and for the teacher SRS (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-189
Number of pages10
JournalAutism Research
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Autism
  • Cultural
  • Epidemiology
  • Measurement
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Fombonne, E., Marcin, C., Bruno, R., Tinoco, C. M., & Marquez, C. D. (2012). Screening for Autism in Mexico. Autism Research, 5(3), 180-189. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1235

Screening for Autism in Mexico. / Fombonne, Eric; Marcin, Carlos; Bruno, Ruth; Tinoco, Cecilia Manero; Marquez, Christian Diaz.

In: Autism Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, 06.2012, p. 180-189.

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Fombonne, E, Marcin, C, Bruno, R, Tinoco, CM & Marquez, CD 2012, 'Screening for Autism in Mexico', Autism Research, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 180-189. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1235
Fombonne E, Marcin C, Bruno R, Tinoco CM, Marquez CD. Screening for Autism in Mexico. Autism Research. 2012 Jun;5(3):180-189. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1235
Fombonne, Eric ; Marcin, Carlos ; Bruno, Ruth ; Tinoco, Cecilia Manero ; Marquez, Christian Diaz. / Screening for Autism in Mexico. In: Autism Research. 2012 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 180-189.
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