National Center for Health Services Data Brief – Number 291 – November, 2017
Estimated Prevalence of Children With Diagnosed Developmental Disabilities in the United States, 2014–2016
– Benjamin Zablotsky, Ph.D., Lindsey I. Black, M.P.H., and Stephen J. Blumberg, Ph.D.
At 3.63%, the CDC has quietly revealed that the autism rate for boys is now 1 in 27.5.
Summary During 2014–2016:
There was a signifcant increase in the prevalence of children who had ever been diagnosed with any developmental disability. This increase was largely the result of an increase in the prevalence of children diagnosed with a developmental delay other than autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. There was not a signifcant change in the prevalence of diagnosed autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability over the same time period.
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