Investigation of the relation between parents� socioeconomic status and the incidence of Autism

Kiani, Arezou and Kiani, Sahar (2019) Investigation of the relation between parents� socioeconomic status and the incidence of Autism. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 21 (2). pp. 108-113.

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Introduction:  Real causes of Autism disorders are unknown. Today, neurodevelopment factors are considered as the main cause of this disorder. Possibly, the potential genetic factors and their interaction with environmental factors increase the probability of Autism. Recently, the interest toward the studies on the impact of socioeconomic status on health is increased. This study aims to investigate the relation between parents' socioeconomic status and incidence of Autism. Materials and Methods: In this case-control study, the case community concluded all children who received Autism diagnosis in the health centers of West Azarbaijan Province, and they were educating in schools in 2016 and the control group concluded the healthy individuals. A SES questionnaire was used to determine the economic and social status, including four components (income, economical class, residence and education).      Results:The results of this study did not indicate any significant difference in maternal leave and socioeconomic status in the studied groups (P>0.05) while distribution of changing in the residence location was statistically significant among the studied groups (P=0.020). Conclusion: It seems that parents' socio-economic status cannot cause Autism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism,parents,Socio-economic status
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 05:45
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 05:45

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