Parental age and autism spectrum disorders.

  title={Parental age and autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Erik Thorlund Parner and Simon Baron-Cohen and Marlene Briciet Lauritsen and Meta J\orgensen and Laura A Schieve and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp and Carsten Obel},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={22 3},
PURPOSE We sought to study the possible association between parental age and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by using both a cohort design and a sibling design. METHODS Our cohort included all singleton births in Denmark from January 1, 1980, through December 31, 2003, a total of 1,311,736 children. Cases of ASDs were obtained from the Danish National Psychiatric Register using International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-8 and ICD-10. RESULTS A total of 9556 children were diagnosed with… CONTINUE READING
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