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Interesting (AND SAD) Information: CDC Estimates 1 in 68 Children Has Been Identified With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Interesting Information:  July 23, 2014

 

CDC Estimates 1 in 68 Children Has Been Identified With Autism Spectrum Disorder

1 in 48 boys and 1 in 189 girls…

30% higher than 2012 data…

Autism rates are worse in some areas than others…

When I was growing up, people were just not sick like they are now…

Where’s the tipping point where we demand change, where we demand what is good for human health BEFORE what’s seemingly good for industry?

Here’s a quote from the press release:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year olds) being identified with an autism spectrum disorder.    The number of children identified with ASD ranged from 1 in 175 children in Alabama to 1 in 45 children in New Jersey.

The surveillance summary report, “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Children Aged 8 Years – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010,” was published today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  Researchers reviewed records from community sources that educate, diagnose, treat and/or provide services to children with developmental disabilities. The criteria used to diagnose ASDs and the methods used to collect data have not changed.

The data continue to show that ASD is almost five times more common among boys than girls:  1 in 42 boys versus 1 in 189 girls. White children are more likely to be identified as having ASD than are black or Hispanic children.

CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder Latest snapshot shows proportion of children with autism and higher IQ on the rise | Press Release | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC.

Written by louisaenright

July 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

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