Saturday, May 14, 2011
Clinic Notes: Autism Rates Are Up Again
What would a recent study on the rates of autism find? Well, if you guessed another increase you would be correct. Autism rates in South Korea are reported at 1 in 38 children. The sample was large 55,000 ages 7-12. That compares to 1 in 110 in the United States. While most studies, including the one in the US, looked at children in special ed programs, the one in South Korea looked at the prevalence of autism in the entire population.