2404, 2023

Autism Rate Rises to One in 36 Children in the U.S. According to the CDC

April 24, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Randolph, Mass. – One in 36 children in the United States (2.8%) is estimated to have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a report recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That number is up from one in 44 (2.3%) just two years ago. For the first time since the CDC began collecting data on the prevalence of ASD in 2000 – when the prevalence of autism was estimated to be one in 150 children – the most recent analysis revealed that Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander children are being diagnosed with autism more frequently [...]

204, 2022

Autism Rate Rises Again: One in 44 Children in the U.S. Has Autism

April 2, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Randolph, Mass. – A new estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that one in 44 U.S. children now has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two years ago, that figure was one in 54. The updated numbers, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, are based on data collected in 2018 from health and educational records of 8-year-olds living in 11 communities across America. Many of the findings were consistent with data collected in 2016: boys continued to be four times more likely to be diagnosed with ASD than girls; Hispanic children were less [...]

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