The British Journal of Psychiatry
Infantile autism in children of immigrant parents. A population-based study from Göteborg, Sweden.
C Gillberg, S Steffenburg, B Börjesson, L Andersson


A population-based study of infantile autism from western Sweden has been completed. Urban children with autism more often than age-matched children in the general population had immigrant parents from 'exotic' countries. No such trend was seen in rural children with infantile autism.