Archive | October, 2009

Autism Rates in the US are 1 in 91 in the U.S.

Research released today in the journal Pediatrics stated that in 2007 rates of autism in the U.S. were 1 in 91 for children 3 to 17 years old.  This data involved a sample size of 78,037 children from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. According to the study, “A child was considered to have ASD if a parent/guardian reported that a doctor or other health care provider had ever said that the child had ASD and that the child currently had the condition.”  With this prevalence, they estimated that 673,000 children have ASD in the U.S.

These rates are

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