Asperger syndrome--some epidemiological considerations: a research note

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1989 Jul;30(4):631-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1989.tb00275.x.


Asperger syndrome has so far been the subject of very little systematic empirical inquiry. This paper reviews those few studies in the literature and some data from a new Swedish study which has reported findings pertinent to estimations of Asperger syndrome prevalence. It is concluded that among children with normal intelligence, rates of 10-26 per 10,000 children are minimum figures. Another 0.4 per 10,000 Swedish teenagers showed the combination of Asperger syndrome and mild mental retardation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Autistic Disorder / epidemiology*
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • London
  • Sweden
  • Syndrome