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Autism and Developmental Disorders

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1994-1617

ISSN (online): 2413-4317

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd

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Estimation of Length and Body Weight of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 888

Bavykina I.A., PhD in Medicine, assistant, the chair of Hospital and Polyclinic Pediatrics, Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko, Voronezh, Russia, i-bavikina@yandex.ru
Abstract
In the present study the physical development of 44 children with autism spectrum disorders aged 2.5 to 15 years was assessed in Voronezh region by the percentile tables (Federal and World Health Organization). Results shows that every fourth child (25%) has a body mass index above the 50—85 corridor according to the standards of the World Health Organization, i.e. exceeds the average for children of this age and sex. The selectivity of appetite, which is reported by 72.8% of the interviewed parents of children-participants of the study, may be a possible cause.

Keywords: autism spectrum disorders, physical development, body length and body mass, selectivity of appetite

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2018160206

Funding

1 Scientific work was carried out with the help of the President’s grant for state support of young Russian scientists — candidates of sciences. Grant № МК-114.2017.7

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