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New government survey pegs autism prevalence at 1 in 45

Postby HALT1980 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:10 am

New government survey pegs autism prevalence at 1 in 45

National Health Interview Survey underscores gap between the number of kids diagnosed with autism and the number receiving services
November 13, 2015


"A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Because the new numbers come from a parent survey, they don’t replace the CDC’s 1-in-68 figure as the official estimate of autism prevalence in the United States.

However, the CDC has acknowledged that its estimate has significant limitations. It’s based on an analysis of the medical and school records of 8-year-old children at monitoring sites across the country. As such, it can miss children who are not receiving medical or special education services related to autism."

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https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/sc ... lence-1-45
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