Premature mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorder

Tatja Hirvikoski

Karolinska Institutet

Associate professor at Karolinska Insitutet and head of Research & Development at Habilitation & Health, Stockholm, Sweden.


Background Mortality has been suggested to be increased in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The aim was to examine both all-cause and cause-specific mortality in ASD, as well as investigate moderating role of sex and... [ view full abstract ]

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The Regional Ethics Committee in Stockholm approved the study (0229/939-31/5). [ view full abstract ]


  1. Tatja Hirvikoski (Karolinska Institutet)
  2. Ellenor Mittendorfer-rutz (Karolinska Institutet)
  3. Marcus Boman (Karolinska Institutet)
  4. Henrik Larsson (Karolinska Institutet)
  5. Paul Lichtenstein (Karolinska Institutet)
  6. Sven Bölte (Karolinska Institutet)

Topic Area

Topics: Research


S9 » Symposia: Lifespan; life cycles/transitions I (09:00 - Saturday, 17th September, Tinto Room)

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