Premature mortality in autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Hirvikoski2016PrematureMI,
  title={Premature mortality in autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Tatja Hirvikoski and Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz and Marcus Boman and Henrik Larsson and Paul Lichtenstein and Sven B{\"o}lte},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2016},
  volume={208 3},
  pages={
          232-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mortality has been suggested to be increased in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). AIMS To examine both all-cause and cause-specific mortality in ASD, as well as investigate moderating role of gender and intellectual ability. METHOD Odds ratios (ORs) were calculated for a population-based cohort of ASD probands (n = 27,122, diagnosed between 1987 and 2009) compared with gender-, age- and county of residence-matched controls (n = 2,672,185). RESULTS During the observed period, 24… CONTINUE READING

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