Association of autistic spectrum disorder with season of birth and conception in a UK cohort.

@article{Hebert2010AssociationOA,
  title={Association of autistic spectrum disorder with season of birth and conception in a UK cohort.},
  author={Karen J Hebert and Laura L. Miller and Carol J Joinson},
  journal={Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={185-90}
}
PURPOSE To examine the association between autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and seasons of conception and birth in a UK birth cohort: Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). METHODS Seasons of conception and birth were compared in children with and without ASD with season grouped as follows: spring (March-May); summer (June-August); autumn (September-November) and winter (December-February). RESULTS A total of 86 children with ASD were identified in the ALSPAC cohort… CONTINUE READING