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Autism Prevalence Following Prenatal Exposure to Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in Louisiana

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, July 2007
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Title
Autism Prevalence Following Prenatal Exposure to Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in Louisiana
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, July 2007
DOI 10.1007/s10803-007-0414-0
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Dennis K. Kinney, Andrea M. Miller, David J. Crowley, Emerald Huang, Erika Gerber

Abstract

Hurricanes and tropical storms served as natural experiments for investigating whether autism is associated with exposure to stressful events during sensitive periods of gestation. Weather service data identified severe storms in Louisiana from 1980 to 1995 and parishes hit by storm centers during this period. Autism prevalences in different cohorts were calculated using anonymous data on birth dates and parishes of children diagnosed with autism in the state mental health system, together with corresponding census data on all live births in Louisiana. Prevalence increased in dose-response fashion with severity of prenatal storm exposure, especially for cohorts exposed near the middle or end of gestation (p < 0.001). Results complement other evidence that factors disrupting development during sensitive gestational periods may contribute to autism.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 182 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 23%
Researcher 32 17%
Student > Master 29 16%
Student > Bachelor 28 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 5%
Other 35 19%
Unknown 10 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 49 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 43 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 12%
Neuroscience 16 9%
Social Sciences 9 5%
Other 25 13%
Unknown 22 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2018.
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#999,431
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#15,472
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#10
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