Thursday, March 21, 2013

Autism prevalence of 1 in 50 attributed to better diagnosis

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the number of children in the United States with autism spectrum disorder has increased dramatically since 2007. As of 2012, one in 50 children between the ages of 6 and 17 has some form of autism, compared with one in 88 only 5 years earlier. The main reason for the higher numbers of children reported with autism appears to be due to better diagnoses.”

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