Independent and dependent contributions of advanced maternal and paternal ages to autism risk.

@article{Shelton2010IndependentAD,
  title={Independent and dependent contributions of advanced maternal and paternal ages to autism risk.},
  author={Janie F. Shelton and Daniel J. Tancredi and Irva Hertz-Picciotto},
  journal={Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={30-9}
}
Reports on autism and parental age have yielded conflicting results on whether mothers, fathers, or both, contribute to increased risk. We analyzed restricted strata of parental age in a 10-year California birth cohort to determine the independent or dependent effect from each parent. Autism cases from California Department of Developmental Services records were linked to State birth files (1990-1999). Only singleton births with complete data on parental age and education were included (n=4,947… CONTINUE READING
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