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New Government Report Suggests 1 In 40 Kids Have Autism

26th November, 2018

[Source: Disability Scoop]

National survey results show as many as 1 in 40 U.S. children have been diagnosed with autism, continuing an upward trend.

Researchers estimate 1.5 million American children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with the developmental disorder, for a prevalence rate of 2.5 percent. The figures published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics come from data collected through the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, a government survey of parents of more than 50,000 children across the country.

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