Spatial relative risk patterns of autism spectrum disorders in Utah.

  title={Spatial relative risk patterns of autism spectrum disorders in Utah.},
  author={Amanda V. Bakian and Deborah A. Bilder and Hilary Coon and William M. McMahon},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={45 4},
Heightened areas of spatial relative risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), or ASD hotspots, in Utah were identified using adaptive kernel density functions. Children ages four, six, and eight with ASD from multiple birth cohorts were identified by the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Each ASD case was gender-matched to 20 birth cohort controls. Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of children born inside versus outside ASD hotspots were compared. ASD hotspots… CONTINUE READING
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