Second Study Corroborates 1 In 40 Autism Rate
[Source: Disability Scoop]
For the second time in a week, new data from a national survey suggests that the prevalence of autism in this country is higher than previously thought.
An estimated 2.8 percent of children ages 3 to 17 have ever been diagnosed with autism and 2.5 percent — or 1 in 40 — currently have the developmental disorder, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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