U.S. researchers followed more than 3,600 2- to 21-year-olds with autism for 10 years and found that blacks and Hispanics were less likely than whites to use gastroenterology or nutrition specialty services. White patients were more likely to undergo procedures such as colonoscopies and endoscopies as well as psychiatric evaluations compared with minorities, according to the study published in the journal Pediatrics.
Racial disparities exist in use of specialty services for autism
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