Autism risk associated with parental age and with increasing difference in age between the parents

  title={Autism risk associated with parental age and with increasing difference in age between the parents},
  author={Sven Sandin and Diana Elizabeth Schendel and Patrik K. E. Magnusson and Christina M. Hultman and P{\aa}l Sur{\'e}n and Ezra Saul Susser and Therese Koops Gr\onborg and Mika Gissler and Nina Gunnes and Raz Gross and Mary Beth Henning and Michaeline A Bresnahan and Andre Sourander and Mady Hornig and Kim W. Carter and Richard W Francis and Erik Thorlund Parner and Helen Leonard and Michael J Rosanoff and Camilla Stoltenberg and Abraham Reichenberg},
  booktitle={Molecular Psychiatry},
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 associations. In a population-based cohort study from five countries (Denmark, Israel, Norway, Sweden and Western Australia) comprising 5 766… CONTINUE READING
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