Background: Autism spectrum disorder is one of a group of neurodevelopmental disorders known as pervasive developmental disorders. The present study was conducted to assess cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among known population.
Materials & Methods: 54 patients of autism spectrum disorder age ranged 18-30 months of both genders was recorded. Parameters such as clinical features, mother age, mother education, mother occupation, number of children in family and economic status was recorded.
Results: 32 were from urban and 22 from rural background, mother age <29 years was seen in 15 and 29-40 years in 39, primary mother education was seen in 26 and secondary in 28, mother occupation was housewife in 11, private in 26 and government in 17, 12 had 1 children in family, 10 had 2 and 32 had >3, economic status was poor in 36 and near poor in 18. Clinical features were hair pulling in 42, head banging in 15, self-cutting in 50 and self-biting in 48. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: The number of autism spectrum disorder cases is increasing. Most common factors were urban background, advanced mother age, ore number of children in family