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Age at diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders: is there an association with socioeconomic status and family self-education about autism?

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2016
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Title
Age at diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders: is there an association with socioeconomic status and family self-education about autism?
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2016
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s107239
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Michal Hrdlicka, Maria Vacova, Hana Oslejskova, Veronika Gondžová, Iveta Vadlejchova, Jana Kocourkova, Jiri Koutek, Iva Dudova

Abstract

The marked increase in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) prevalence has stimulated worldwide interest in exploring broader circumstances of care of autistic children, including the role of socioeconomic status (SES) and family information on autism. Our sample comprised of 160 children who participated in a diagnostic examination focused on autism, and their parents who completed a simple descriptive questionnaire focusing on the family situation as well as family self-education about autism. The diagnosis of ASD was confirmed in 120 children (75% of the sample; 94 boys, 26 girls) with mean age 6.2±2.7 years (median 5.3, range 2.2-17.2 years). In 71 autistic patients (59.2%), a diagnosis of mental retardation was also established. The age at diagnosis of ASD correlated negatively with maternal (P=0.014) and paternal (P=0.002) ages at the time of birth of the ASD child as well as with paternal (P=0.002) and maternal (P=0.050) education. The age at diagnosis of ASD did not correlate with family SES. Mothers were significantly more active in seeking information on autism than fathers or both parents equally (80 vs 9 vs 28 cases, respectively; P<0.001). The mean number of information sources on autism was 3.5±1.8 with a range 0-9. The mean number of resources did not differ among the three SES groups (3.50 vs 3.49 vs 4.25, respectively; P=0.704). The mean number of sources did not correlate with the age at diagnosis of ASD. The most often used sources were the Internet (81.7%), followed by psychologists (48.3%), books (46.7%), and child and adolescent psychiatrists (43.3%). An earlier diagnosis of ASD is associated with higher parental age at birth and higher parental education but not with family SES or number of family information sources.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 95 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 25%
Researcher 12 13%
Student > Bachelor 11 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 8%
Other 19 20%
Unknown 13 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 33%
Psychology 25 26%
Social Sciences 7 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Neuroscience 2 2%
Other 7 7%
Unknown 17 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 March 2017.
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#7,504,805
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#876
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#99,372
of 261,207 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#46
of 97 outputs
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