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It is twice as common in males as in females, and some researchers have found that the prevalence of mild developmental disabilities is likely to be higher in areas of poverty and deprivation, and among people of certain ethnicities.

Early in the twentieth century, the eugenics movement became popular throughout the world.

This led to the forced sterilization and prohibition of marriage in most of the developed world and was later used by Hitler as rationale for the mass murder of mentally challenged individuals during the Holocaust.

Developmental disabilities affect between 1 and 2% of the population in most western countries, although many government sources acknowledge that statistics are flawed in this area.

The worldwide proportion of people with developmental disabilities is believed to be approximately 1.4%.

In general, behavioral interventions or what has been termed applied behavior analysis has been found to be effective in reducing specific challenging behavior.

Throughout history, people with developmental disabilities have been viewed as incapable and incompetent in their capacity for decision-making and development.

Until the Enlightenment in Europe, care and asylum was provided by families and the Church (in monasteries and other religious communities), focusing on the provision of basic physical needs such as food, shelter and clothing.