Approximately one in 59 eight-year-old children in the United States (1.7%) have autism spectrum disorder (ASD); the prevalence rate is 16.8 per 1,000 children. This prevalence rate is 15% higher than estimates reported in 2014 and 2016 that showed a prevalence of 14.6 per 1,000 children, or one in 68 children overall in the 2010 to 2012 time frame. The new estimate was reported in "Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2014" by Jon Baio, Ed.S.; Lisa Wiggins . . .
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