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CDC: Autism Rates Steady Among Children

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:30 pm
by Winnie
CDC: Autism Rates Steady Among Children
—But early evaluations fall short of goals


The prevalence of autism remains largely unchanged since 2010, but the rates of earlier evaluation for children continue to lag behind desired goals, according to the latest data from the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.

Overall, one in 68 young children were linked with autism spectrum disorder in 2012 (14.6 per 1,000 children), reported CDC researcher Deborah L. Christensen, PhD, and colleagues, writing in a special surveillance summary in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This rate was "nearly identical" to the 14.7 per 1,000 found in 2010, the researchers said.

Full article: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Autism/57091

Re: CDC: Autism Rates Steady Among Children

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:31 am
by Mouse
CDC has said it's 1 in 45 like half a year ago. Why in 2016 are they using old 2010-2012 statistics to hide the rise?
http://myfox8.com/2015/11/18/cdc-says-1 ... -disorder/

Re: CDC: Autism Rates Steady Among Children

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:05 am
by Winnie
Mouse wrote:CDC has said it's 1 in 45 like half a year ago. Why in 2016 are they using old 2010-2012 statistics to hide the rise?
http://myfox8.com/2015/11/18/cdc-says-1 ... -disorder/


These are different methods of data collection and different age groups included in the data. Which you would know if you even read your own link and followed the link to the study.

The data in my link pertains to the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. You can educate yourself with the details here:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/addm.html

The details of the survey in your link can be found here (look under "Methods"):

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr087.pdf

You really need to read on your own rather than just repeating dumbed-down junk you find on conspiracy sites.