Gillberg C. Do children with autism have March birthdays?
Do children with autism have March birthdays?
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume 82, Issue 2, pages 152–156, August 1990
How to Cite
Gillberg, C. (1990), Do children with autism have March birthdays?. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 82: 152–156. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1990.tb01373.x
- Issue published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2007
- Accepted for publication April 7, 1990
- infantile autism;
- month of birth
One hundred people with autistic disorder (DSM-III-R) without a known cause who comprised a total population of children with autism were compared with “autistic-like” children, Asperger syndrome and age-matched comparison children from the general population and were examined with regard to month of birth. There was an excess of March birth in the group of children with autism. The possible reasons for this finding are discussed.