March 29th, 2012

CDC: Autism Rate Rises, Affecting 1 in 88 Children

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A new study suggests that autism cases are rising or perhaps more cases are being discovered. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals autism spectrum affects 1 in 88 children and teens in the United States rather than 1 in 110 as reported five years ago… “I think that we as physicians are doing a better job screening for it. There are now guidelines for tools to be used, like for 18 months and 2-years-of age to screen specially for autism,” says Dr. Gregg Kishaba, a pediatrician with Mayo Clinic Health System.

 

 

WEAU by Jenny You   3/29/12

Tags: autism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Gregg Kishaba, Mayo Clinic Health System, Research

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