Articles about Cerebral Palsy
Key Findings: Birth Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy
The journal, Pediatrics, has published a CDC study that looked over time at how often cerebral palsy (CP) occurred in the population, also known as the birth prevalence of CP.
Key Findings: Prevalence of cerebral palsy, co-occurring autism spectrum disorders, and motor functioning
The Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology journal has published a new study: “Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy, Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Motor Functioning – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, USA, 2008.”
11 Things to Know About Cerebral Palsy
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Living with Cerebral Palsy: The Gandee Family Story
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Read one woman’s story about how her cerebral palsy gives her strength.
These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published, from present to 2006.
Prevalence and Trends of Developmental Disabilities among Children in the United States: 2009–2017external icon.
Pediatrics. October 2019.
Zablotsky B, Black LI, Maenner MJ, Schieve LA, Danielson ML, Bitsko RH, Blumberg SJ, Kogan MD, Boyle CA.
Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy among 8-Year-Old Children in 2010 and Preliminary Evidence of Trends in Its Relationship to Low Birthweightexternal icon.
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. May 2016.
Durkin MS, Benedict RE, Christensen D, Dubois LA, Fitzgerald RT, Kirby RS, Maenner MJ, Van Naarden Braun K, Wingate MS, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
Prevalence of cerebral palsy and intellectual disability among children identified in two U.S. National Surveys, 2011-2013.external icon
Annals of Epidemiology. March 2016.
Maenner MJ, Blumberg SJ, Kogan MD, Christensen D, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Schieve LA.
Birth prevalence of cerebral palsy: A population-based study.external icon
Pediatrics. January 2016.
Van Naarden Braun K, Doernberg N, Schieve L, Christensen D, Goodman A, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
Trends in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, intellectual disability, and vision impairment, metropolitan atlanta, 1991-2010.external icon
PLoS One. April 2015.
Van Naarden Braun K, Christensen D, Doernberg N, Schieve L, Rice C, Wiggins L, Schendel D, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
The role of socio-economic status and perinatal factors in racial disparities in the risk of cerebral palsy.external icon
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. March 2015. [Epub ahead of print]
Durkin MS, Maenner MJ, Benedict RE, Van Naarden Braun K, Christensen D, Kirby RS, Wingate M, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
Exclusion of progressive brain disorders of childhood for a cerebral palsy monitoring system: A public health perspective.external icon
Journal of Registry Management. Winter 2014.
Olney RS, Doernberg NS, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
Maternal infections during pregnancy and cerebral palsy: A population-based cohort study.external icon
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2013 Nov;27(6): 542-552.
Miller JE, Pedersen LH, Streja E, Bech BH, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Van Naarden Braun K, Schendel DE, Christensen D, Uldall P, Olsen J.
Prevalence of cerebral palsy, co-occurring autism spectrum disorders, and motor functioning – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, USA, 2008.external icon
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2013 Oct 1 [Epub ahead of print]
Christensen D, Van Naarden Braun K, Doernberg NS, Maenner MJ, Arneson CL, Durkin MS, Benedict RE, Kirby RS, Wingate MS, Fitzgerald R, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
Read Key Findings | Read Community Report pdf icon[PDF – 13 MB]
Congenital cerebral palsy and prenatal exposure to self-reported maternal infections, fever, or smoking.external icon
American Journal of Obstetric and Gynecology. 2013 Oct;209(4):332.
Streja E, Miller JE, Bech BH, Greene N, Pedersen LH, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Van Naarden Braun K, Schendel DE, Christensen D, Uldall P, Olsen J.
The role of migration and choice of denominator on the prevalence of cerebral palsyexternal icon.
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2013 Jun;55(6):520-6.
Van Naarden Braun K, Maenner MJ, Christensen D, Doernberg NS, Durkin MS, Kirby RS, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
2006 – 2012
Medical expenditures attributable to cerebral palsy and intellectual disability among Medicaid-enrolled children.external icon
Res Dev Disabil. 2012 May; 33(3): 832-840.
Kancherla V, Amendah DD, Grosse SD, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Van Naarden Braun K.
Children with cerebral palsy: racial disparities in functional limitations.external icon
Epidemiology. 2012 Jan; 23(1):35-43.
Maenner MJ, Benedict RE, Arneson CL, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Wingate MS, Kirby RS, Van Naarden Braun K, Durkin MS.
Feasibility and reliability of classifying gross motor function among children with cerebral palsy using population-based record surveillance.external icon
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2011 Jan;25(1): 88-96.
Benedict RE, Patz J, Maenner MJ, Arneson CL, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Doernberg NS, Van Naarden Braun K, Kirby RS, Durkin MS.
Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in US Children, 1997-2008. pdf icon[PDF – 292 KB]external icon
Pediatrics. 2011 [epub ahead of print].
Boyle CA, Boulet S, Schieve L, Cohen RA, Blumberg SJ, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Visser S, Kogan MD.
Prevalence and functioning of children with cerebral palsy in four areas the United States in 2006: A report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.external icon
Research in Developmental Disabilities (2011), doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2010.12.042.
Kirby RS, Wingate MS, Van Naarden Braun K, Doernberg NS, Arneson CL, Benedict RE, Mulvihill B, Durkin MS, Fitzgerald RT, Maenner MJ, Patz JA, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
Multiplicity and Early Gestational Age Contribute to an Increased Risk of Cerebral Palsy from Assisted Conception: A Population-based Cohort Studyexternal icon
Human Reproduction; 2010; 25(8); 2115-2123
Hvidtjorn D, Grove J, Schendel D, Svaerke C, Schieve LA, Uldall P, Ernst E, Jacobsson B, Thorsen P
Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities and Receipt of Special Education Services among Children with an Inborn Error of Metabolismexternal icon
Journal of Pediatrics; 2010;156; 420-426
Powell KC, Van Naarden Braun K, Singh RH, Shapira SK, Olney RS, Yeargin-Allsopp M
Aging with Cerebral Palsy and Other Disabilities: Personal Reflections and Recommendations.external icon
Journal of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2009; 51(Suppl. 4):11-14
Cerebral Palsy: Classification and Epidemiologyexternal icon
Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Clinical North America; 2009; 20(3):425-452
Pakula A, Van Naarden Braun K, Yeargin-Allsopp M
Cerebral Palsy and Preterm Birth: How Far Have We Come?external icon
Pediatric Health; 2009; 3(2): 111-113
Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Delay in Children Born after Artificial Reproductive Techniques: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysisexternal icon
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine; 2009;163:72-83
Hvidtjorn D, Schieve L, Schendel D, Jacobsson B, Svaerke C, Thorsen P
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Health Care Use and Health and Functional Impact of Developmental Disabilities among US Children, 1997-2005.external icon
Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine; January 2009; 163(1):19-26
Boulet SL, Boyle CA, Schieve LA.
Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, Three Sites United States 2004external icon
Disability and Health Journal; 2009; 2 (1): 45-48
Arneson CL, Durkin MS, Benedict RE, Kirby RS, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Van Naarden Braun K, Doernberg NS
Asphyxia-Related Risk Factors and Their Timing in Spastic Cerebral Palsyexternal icon
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2008; 115(12):1518-1528
Nielsen L, Schendel D, Grove J, Hvidtjorn D, Jacobsson B, Jossiassen T, Vestergaard M, Uldall P, Thorsen P
Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy in 8-Year-Old Children in Three Areas of the United States in 2002: A Multisite Collaborationexternal icon
Pediatrics 2008; 121(3):547-554
Yeargin-Allsopp M, Van Naarden Braun K, Doernberg N, Benedict P, Kirby R, Durkin M
Cerebral Palsy in Children Born after In Vitro Fertilization: The Role of Preterm Delivery – A Population Based, Cohort Studyexternal icon
Pediatrics 2006; 118 (2):475-482
Hvidtjorn D, Grove J, Schendel D, Vaeth M, Ernst E, Nielsen K, Thorsen P
Prevalence of four developmental disabilities among children aged 8 years — Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program, 1996 and 2000. pdf icon[PDF – 206 KB]
Surveillance Summaries, January 27, 2006. MMWR 2006;55(No. SS-1).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Neurologic disorders among pediatric deaths associated with the 2009 pandemic influenza.external icon
Pediatrics. September 2012.
Blanton L, Peacock G, Cox C, Jhung M, Finelli L, Moore C.
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Economic Costs Associated with Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss, and Vision Impairment — United States, 2003
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 2004; 53(3):57-59
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Increased Mortality in Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilitiesexternal icon
Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 2002; 16(4):375-382
Decoufle P, Autry A
Public Health Issues Related to Infection in Pregnancy and Cerebral Palsyexternal icon
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews; 2002; 8(1):39-45
Schendel DE, Schuchat A, Thorsen P
Trends in the Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy in a Population-based Studyexternal icon
Pediatrics; 2002; 110(6):1220-1225
Winter S, Autry A, Boyle C, Yeargin-Allsopp M
Contribution of Sickle Cell Disease to the Occurrence of Developmental Disabilities: A Population-based Studyexternal icon
Genetics in Medicine; 2001; 3(3):181-186
Ashley-Koch A, Murphy CC, Khoury MJ, Boyle C
Kernicterus in Full-term Infants — United States, 1994–1998
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 2001;50:491-494
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Increased Risk for Developmental Disabilities in Children Who Have Major Birth Defects: A Population-based Studyexternal icon
Pediatrics; 2001; 108(3):728-734
Decoufle P, Boyle CA, Paulozzi LJ, Lary JM
Prenatal magnesium sulfate exposure and the risk for cerebral palsy or mental retardation among very low-birth-weight children aged 3 to 5 years.external icon
JAMA. 1996 Dec 11; 276(22): 1805-10.
Schendel DE, Berg CJ, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Boyle CA, Decoufle P.
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