Study Examines Association Of Gender With Recurrence Of ASD Among Siblings

Healio (9/27, Bortz) reports, “Female children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder [ASD] are more likely to have younger siblings also diagnosed with the disorder, with higher rates observed in younger male siblings regardless of the older sibling’s sex,” researchers found after analyzing data on “1,583,271 families participating in commercial health care insurance plans.” The findings were published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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— “Autism risk associated with gender of older sibling,” Palmer N, et al., Healio, September 27, 2017.

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