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Research Article

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

Table 4

Multivariate logistic regression analysis of Asperger syndrome (ASP) versus autistic disorder (AUT) phenotype among children with an ASD by timing of onset of maternal mood disorder among affected mothers (n = 487).

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

Onset of mood disorder2.35** (1.48, 3.73)
before having children
Maternal age1.01 (0.97, 1.05)
Maternal race (nonwhite)1.76 (0.57, 5.47)
Maternal ethnicity (Hispanic) 0.33 (0.09, 1.16)
Maternal education (college degree)1.17 (0.76, 1.78)
Child age1.25** (1.17, 1.34)
Child gender (female)0.99 (0.55, 1.76)

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