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Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children, adolescents in US

JAMA Pediatrics

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About The Study: Researchers estimated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children and adolescents in the United States to be 3.14% in 2019 and 2020 overall. Nationally representative data collected from household interviews indicated that 410 of 12,554 children and adolescents included in the survey were reported to have a diagnosis of ASD, with a higher prevalence in boys than in girls.

Authors: Wenhan Yang, M.D., Ph.D., of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University in Guangzhou, China, and Guifeng Xu, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, are the corresponding authors.

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