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Advancing paternal and maternal age have both been associated with risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, the shape of the association remains unclear, and results on the joint associations is lacking. This study tests if advancing paternal and maternal ages are independently associated with ASD risk and estimates the functional form of the(More)
Once considered rare, autism is today recognized as an emerging global public health issue. Though the term emerging is traditionally reserved for describing new or rapidly spreading infectious diseases, the recent upsurge in reported prevalence has communities and public health officials worldwide scrambling to uncover ‘cause(s)’ of the autism ‘epidemic.’(More)
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