Season of birth effects in autism.

  title={Season of birth effects in autism.},
  author={Michael C. Stevens and Deborah Fein and Laura Waterhouse},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  volume={22 3},
This study examined a sample of preschool-age children with autism in an attempt to identify patterns of birth dates that deviated from expected frequencies by month or season. Birth dates of children with autism and those of a non-autistic sibling control group were compared to the number of total live births gathered from U.S. Census data. Analyses included two types of chi-square analyses and a seasonal harmonic trend analysis. Previously unmentioned in the literature is a seasonal effect… CONTINUE READING
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