Autism Rates Increasing Fastest Among Black, Hispanic Youth

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[Source: Psych Central]

Autism rates among racial minorities in the U.S. have spiked in recent years, with black rates now exceeding those of whites in most states and Hispanic rates increasing faster than any other group, according to a new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

The researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder also found that the prevalence of autism among white youth is ticking up again, after flattening in the mid-2000s.

Although some of the increases are due to more awareness and better detection among minority groups, other environmental factors are likely at play, the authors conclude.

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