Prevalence of autism according to maternal immigrant status and ethnic origin

@article{Dealberto2011PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of autism according to maternal immigrant status and ethnic origin},
  author={M. J. Dealberto},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2011},
  volume={123}
}
  • M. Dealberto
  • Published 1 May 2011
  • Medicine
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Dealberto M.‐J. Prevalence of autism according to maternal immigrant status and ethnic origin. 
An incidence study of diagnosed autism‐spectrum disorders among immigrants to the Netherlands
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To estimate the risk of developing autism‐spectrum disorder (ASD) in children born to immigrants as compared with children of Dutch‐born parents, a large number of children from countries with high levels of immigration are considered.
Autism in a recently arrived immigrant population
TLDR
An observation of increased rates of ASD among a migrant population derived particularly from children born to mothers originating in Sub-Saharan Africa is highlighted, which is more severely affected.
European studies on prevalence and risk of autism spectrum disorders according to immigrant status—a review
TLDR
After analysing the results of studies conducted in Europe, it is unclear if higher prevalence estimates of ASDs among immigrants in this region reflect true differences, especially considering many potential confounding factors, e.g. genetic, biological, environmental and cultural.
Reply
TLDR
It is suggested here that the autism rates related to maternal immigrant status and ethnic origin described by Dealberto may be related to alterations in immune repertoire due to differences in early pathogen exposure in mothers or neonates rather than to Vitamin D insufficiency.
Autism, immune dysfunction and Vitamin D
  • K. Becker
  • Medicine
    Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • 2011
TLDR
It is suggested here that the autism rates related to maternal immigrant status and ethnic origin described by Dealberto may be related to alterations in immune repertoire due to differences in early pathogen exposure in mothers or neonates rather than to Vitamin D insufficiency.
Maternal immigrant status and signs of neurodevelopmental problems in early childhood: The French representative ELFE birth cohort
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It is suggested that maternal immigrant status is associated with early signs of neurodevelopmental difficulties, with strong variations according to maternal region of origin.
Reply
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Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in mothers of Swedish and of Somali origin who have children with and without autism and the role of vitamin D in the immune system are studied.
Maternal Race–Ethnicity, Immigrant Status, Country of Birth, and the Odds of a Child With Autism
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Western Australian state registries and a study population of 134 204 mothers enabled us to examine the odds of autism spectrum disorder with intellectual disability in children born from 1994 to 2005 by maternal race–ethnicity, immigration status, and birth region.
The risk of childhood autism among second-generation migrants in Finland: a case–control study
TLDR
In Finland, children who are born to immigrant mothers with or without an immigrant partner, have an increased risk of childhood autism, and the risk varies with immigrant parents’ region of birth.
Maternal migration and autism risk: Systematic analysis
TLDR
This paper provides the first systematic review into prevalence and predictors of AUT with a particular focus on maternal migration stressors and epigenetic risk factors.
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