New research finds that autism prevalence among U.S. children is continuing to rise.

In a study looking at data on more than 12,500 kids ages 3 to 17 across the country, researchers determined that 3.14% had autism.

The findings, published this month in JAMA Pediatrics, are based on information collected through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2019 and 2020 National Health Interview Survey, a routine poll soliciting information about all types of health matters from individuals across the country.

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