Tuesday, October 06, 2009

More U.S. children thought to have autism

Nearly 1 in 90 children in the U.S. could have an autism-spectrum disorder - a figure 50% higher than the current estimate of 1 in 150. The Department of Health and Human Services National Survey of Children's Health gathered information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and telephoned 76,000 parents. 110 out of every 10,000 respondents reported having a child with an autism-spectrum disorder.

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