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Research Article

Mood Disorders in Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum Are Associated with Higher Functioning Autism

Table 3

Multivariate logistic regression analysis of Asperger syndrome (ASP) versus autistic disorder (AUT) phenotype among children with ASD by presence of professionally diagnosed maternal mood disorder (n = 998 mother-child dyads).

Independent variablesAdjusted odds ratios
ASP versus AUT (95% CI)

Maternal bipolar disorder2.11* (1.20, 3.69)
Maternal depression1.62* (1.19, 2.19)
Maternal age1.00 (0.98, 1.03)
Maternal race (ref = nonwhite)0.63 (0.31, 1.26)
Maternal ethnicity (ref = Hispanic)0.56 (0.26, 1.20)
Maternal education (ref = college degree)1.26 (0.93, 1.70)
Child age 1.20** (1.15, 1.26)
Child gender (ref = female)0.73 (0.48, 1.11)

*P < .05, **P < .001.

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