Parental socioeconomic status and risk of offspring autism spectrum disorders in a Swedish population-based study

Dheeraj Rai, Glyn Lewis, Michael Lundberg, Ricardo Araya, Anna Svensson, Christina Dalman, Peter Carpenter, Cecilia Magnusson

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Abstract

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 contributionParental socioeconomic status and risk of offspring autism spectrum disorders in a Swedish population-based study
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-476.e6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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