CDC: Autism Rate Increases 30 Percent Between 2008 and 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing a sharp increase in autism among children but didn't specify why.By A.J. Feather | March 27, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Thursday that shows a sharp increase in the rate of autism among children.
"One in 68 children has autism, and just perspective, that's a huge jump because it used to be one in 88. That was the figure from two years ago." (Via CNN)
The CDC report has some interesting data about how autism affects certain demographics. Boys are about five times more likely to be diagnosed than girls. One in 42 boys were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, compared to only 1 in 182 girls. The number of children identified ranged widely from 1 in 175 in parts of Alabama to 1 in 45 in areas of New Jersey.