CDC: 1 in every 110 children diagnosed with autism
New federal report confirms a study earlier this year that found autism is more prevalent than had been thought. About 1 percent of children had the diagnosis in a 2006 study of 307,790 eight-year-olds in 10 communities across the country by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Catherine Rice, a behavioral health scientist at the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, says autism is far more common in non-Hispanic whites and that the cause is still unknown.
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