Perinatal and neonatal risk factors for autism: a comprehensive meta-analysis.

  title={Perinatal and neonatal risk factors for autism: a comprehensive meta-analysis.},
  author={Hannah Gardener and Donna Spiegelman and Stephen L. Buka},
  volume={128 2},
BACKGROUND The etiology of autism is unknown, although perinatal and neonatal exposures have been the focus of epidemiologic research for over 40 years. OBJECTIVE To provide the first review and meta-analysis of the association between perinatal and neonatal factors and autism risk. METHODS PubMed, Embase, and PsycInfo databases were searched for studies that examined the association between perinatal and neonatal factors and autism through March 2007. Forty studies were eligible for the… CONTINUE READING
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