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ERIC Number: EJ999908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Asperger's Syndrome and Sibling Birth Order
Schmidt, Karmen; Zimmerman, Andrew; Bauman, Margaret; Ferrone, Christine; Venter, Jacob; Spybrook, Jessaca; Henry, Charles
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n4 p973-977 Apr 2013
Prior investigations suggest that birth order position may be associated with the risk for developing a pervasive developmental disorder. This retrospective chart review examined the birth order status of 29 psychiatrically-referred patients with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Eighty-six percent of the subjects were first born. The finding was statistically significant when compared to an expected random distribution of AS subjects chi[superscript 2] (1, N = 29) = 9.18, p less than 0.01. The reasons for such an association are unclear though birth stoppage, obstetric complications, and immunological mechanisms may play a role.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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