Advances & More News / Newly reported from CDC: Prevalence of Autism 27.6 Per 1,000 8-Year-Olds in 2020

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) per 1,000 children aged 8 years was 27.6 in 2020, and prevalence was higher for boys than girls, according to research published in the March 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Matthew J. Maenner, Ph.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues ascertained the prevalence of ASD among children aged 8 years using data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network for 11 U.S. sites. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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