Obstetric risk factors and autism spectrum disorders in Finland.

  title={Obstetric risk factors and autism spectrum disorders in Finland.},
  author={P{\"a}ivi Polo-Kantola and Katja M Lampi and Susanna Hinkka-Yli-Salom{\"a}ki and Mika Gissler and A. Sloman Brown and Andre Sourander},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={164 2},
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between obstetric risk factors and childhood autism, Asperger syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs). STUDY DESIGN Registry-based case-control study from all singleton births in Finland from 1990-2005. Cases with childhood autism, Asperger syndrome, or PDD (n = 4713) were identified from the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register. Each case was matched to 4 controls on sex, date of birth, and place of birth. Information on obstetric… CONTINUE READING
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