Study by Maureen Durkin finds autism in kids more prevalent among wealthier parents

Maureen S. Durkin, PhD
Maureen S. Durkin, PhD

July 29, 2010

An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Online featured findings published in a recent paper  by Maureen Durkin, PhD, DrPH,  titled “Socioeconomic Inequality in the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence from a U.S. Cross-Sectional Study. “  The study reported that further research is needed to confirm and understand the sources of this disparity so that policy implications can be drawn.  Durkin is a professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Pediatrics, and a Waisman Center investigator.

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