1 in 88 Kids Has AutismSubmitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 05:39
Date: 29 March 2012 Time: 10:37 AM ET
One in 88 children in the United States has autism, according to the most recent estimates released today in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The new estimates, based on data from 2008, show a 23 percent increase in autism diagnoses since the last report. In 2002, 1 in 150 kids were estimated to have autism and in 2006 the prevalence increased to 1 in 110.
The largest increases were seen among Hispanic and black children, the report says.