[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.167.149.128. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 373
Citations 0
Comment & Response
March 2016

Sibling Comparisons and Confounding in Autism Epidemiological Studies—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • 2Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(3):303. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.2882

In Reply We published a study on mode of delivery, more specifically birth by cesarean section (CS), and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).1 In it, we found that CS was associated with ASD in the population. However, the association was attenuated when we used a sibling design, and we concluded that CS was likely not a cause of ASD and a more probable explanation of the association was confounding.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×