Association of autism with induced or augmented childbirth in North Carolina Birth Record (1990-1998) and Education Research (1997-2007) databases.

@article{Gregory2013AssociationOA,
  title={Association of autism with induced or augmented childbirth in North Carolina Birth Record (1990-1998) and Education Research (1997-2007) databases.},
  author={Simon G. Gregory and Rebecca Anthopolos and Claire E Osgood and Chad Aaron Grotegut and Marie Lynn Miranda},
  journal={JAMA pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={167 10},
  pages={959-66}
}
IMPORTANCE One in 88 children in the United States is diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder. Significant interest centers on understanding the environmental factors that may contribute to autism risk. OBJECTIVE To examine whether induced (stimulating uterine contractions prior to the onset of spontaneous labor) and/or augmented (increasing the strength, duration, or frequency of uterine contractions with spontaneous onset of labor) births are associated with increased odds of autism… CONTINUE READING
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