Injuries in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Study to Explore Early Development (SEED).

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TitleInjuries in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Study to Explore Early Development (SEED).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDiGuiseppi, C, Levy, SE, Sabourin, KR, Soke, GN, Rosenberg, S, Lee, L-C, Moody, E, Schieve, LA
JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
Volume48
Issue2
Pagination461-472
Date Published2018 Feb
ISSN1573-3432
Abstract

This study examined caregiver-reported medically-attended injuries among 30-68 month old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to general population (POP) and non-ASD developmental disorders (DD) controls in the Study to Explore Early Development. Injuries were common in ASD cases (32.3%) as well as POP (30.2%) and DD (27.8%) controls; most resulted in an emergency visit or hospitalization. After accounting for sociodemographic, health, IQ and behavior differences, odds of injury in ASD cases were significantly higher than DD controls but similar to POP controls. Attention problems mediated the relationships. Clinicians caring for children with both ASD and attention problems should consider providing targeted safety advice. Differences in injury risk between children with ASD vs. other developmental disorders need further study.

DOI10.1007/s10803-017-3337-4
Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
PubMed ID29022199
Grant ListU10DD000181 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / United States
U10DD000184 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / United States
U10DD000498 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / United States
U10DD000182 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / United States
U01 DD001210 / DD / NCBDD CDC HHS / United States
U10DD000180 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / United States
U10DD000183 / / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / United States
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