A Prevalence Study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome in North Dakota School-Age Children

LARRY BURD, JACOB KERBESHIAN, MARK WIKENHEISER, WAYNE FISHER

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Abstract

The prevalence rate of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome has been estimated to be between 1 and 5 in 10,000 in the general population of the United States. To the authors' knowledge, no recent prevalence study has been conducted on a normal, school-aged population that can be geographically and demographically defined. The prevalence rate of Tourette syndrome, using DSM-III criteria, in North Dakota's school-age children is conservatively estimated at 1.0 per 10,000 for girls and 9.3 per 10,000 for boys, with a combined prevalence of 5.2 cases per 10,000 school-age children. The male to female ratio is estimated to be 9.3 to 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-553
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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