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

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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.

General Information

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

Journal rubric: Research & Diagnosis of ASD

Article type: scientific article

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

For citation: Bavykina I.A. Estimation of Length and Body Weight of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders . Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018. Vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 42–47. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2018160206. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Irina A. Bavykina, PhD in Medicine, Assistant, Department of Hospital and Polyclinic Pediatrics, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Voronezh State Medical University Named After N.N. Burdenko" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Voronezh, Russia, e-mail: i-bavikina@yandex.ru

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