Epidemiological studies in the United States consistently find autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to be overrepresented in high socioeconomic status (SES) families. These findings starkly contrast with SES gradients of many health conditions, and may result from SES inequalities in access to services. We hypothesized that prenatal measures of low, not high, parental SES would be associated with an increased risk of offspring ASD, once biases in case ascertainment are minimized.
|Translated title of the contribution||Parental socioeconomic status and risk of offspring autism spectrum disorders in a Swedish population-based study|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|