Estimated 2.5 percent of U.S. children diagnosed with autism

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

Using data from the nationally representative 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, Michael D. Kogan, Ph.D., from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues collected parent-reported information on whether children had received an ASD diagnosis. Weighted prevalence estimates of ASD were calculated, and health experiences were compared between children with ASD and other children. (more)

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