Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Up With Cesarean Delivery

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Up With Cesarean Delivery
Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Up With Cesarean Delivery

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children born by cesarean section (CS) are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a study published online June 24 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Eileen A. Curran, M.P.H., from the Cork University Maternity Hospital in Ireland, and colleagues examined the correlation between mode of delivery and ASD. The cohort included all singleton live births in Sweden from 1982 through 2010. Data were included for 2,697,315 children and 28,290 ASD cases. A total of 13,411 sibling pairs were included in sibling control analysis.

The researchers found that, compared with unassisted vaginal delivery, elective CS and emergency CS correlated with ASD in adjusted analysis (hazard ratios, 1.21 [95 percent confidence interval (CI), 1.15 to 1.27] and 1.15 [95 percent CI, 1.10 to 1.20], respectively). Elective CS was not associated with ASD in partially or fully adjusted models in the sibling control analysis (odds ratios, 0.97 [95 percent CI, 0.85 to 1.11] and 0.89 [95 percent CI, 0.76 to 1.04], respectively). In partially adjusted analysis, emergency CS correlated with ASD (odds ratio, 1.20; 95 percent CI, 1.06 to 1.36); the effect was no longer significant in the fully adjusted model (odds ratio, 0.97; 95 percent CI, 0.85 to 1.11).

"The association did not persist when using sibling controls, implying that this association is due to familial confounding by genetic and/or environmental factors," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found to transmit Zika virus

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

And, two young females with tongue piercings have deep lingual infrabony lesions, periodontitis

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid  Benzodiazepine Use

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of ...

Five-fold increased risk of opioid-related overdose during first 90 days of concurrent use

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »