CDC: 1 in 88 US Kids Have Autism
ATLANTA (AP) - A new government report says autism is more common than previously thought, burdening as many as 1 in 88 children.
Health officials attribute the increase largely to better recognition of cases, through wide screening and better diagnosis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Thursday. They are the latest in a series of studies that have been steadily increasing the government's estimate for autism.
This new estimate means autism is nearly twice as common as officials said it was only five years ago, and likely affects roughly 1 million U.S. children and teens.
- Your Health: ER Visits Increasing
- CDC Says Anti-Smoking Campaign Exceeds Expectations
- CDC Says Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Increasing
- Record Hits on Mag's 'Women Can't Have It All' Story
- States Have Many Questions on Medicaid Expansion
- How To Have A Healthier Holiday
- Your Fitness: The Best Dish to Have in Your Fridge
- Your Health: How to have a happy (and safe!) Halloween
- Steps Parents Should Take to Ensure Kids Stay Healthy
- Alachua Car Seat Station Helps Parents and Kids