Perinatal Risk Factors and Their Influence on ASD Prevalence: Study of Two Birth Cohorts in NJ

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New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University

Project Description

The study objective is to compare children in two birth cohorts (born in 1994 and 1998) with or without ASD, from Essex, Union, Hudson and Ocean Counties in NJ.  

This study will profile the demographic and perinatal characteristics of ASD children (N=1,000-2,000 cases) in the region and compare them to unaffected children (N=~30,000).

Perinatal risk factors were analyzed from the 1994 and 1998 cohorts to children who aged up to age 8 years who have ASD from the NJAS data set. Three databases will be merged. These databases are NJAS, Universal Billing (UB) and CHS. Multivariate analysis will be conducted.

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Team Members

Walter Zahorodny
Principal Investigator
(973) 972-6577

Josephine Shenouda
Project Coordinator

Contact Info
(973) 972-6577
185 South Orange Avenue, F 570
Newark, NJ 07101


New Jersey Autism Study