Risk of autism and increasing maternal and paternal age in a large north American population.

@article{Grether2009RiskOA,
  title={Risk of autism and increasing maternal and paternal age in a large north American population.},
  author={Judith K. Grether and Meredith C. Anderson and Lisa A Croen and Daniel Smith and Gayle C. Windham},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={170 9},
  pages={1118-26}
}
Previous studies are inconsistent regarding whether there are independent effects of maternal and paternal age on the risk of autism. Different biologic mechanisms are suggested by maternal and paternal age effects. The study population included all California singletons born in 1989-2002 (n = 7,550,026). Children with autism (n = 23,311) were identified through the California Department of Developmental Services and compared with the remainder of the study population, with parental ages and… CONTINUE READING
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