A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States has risen to 1 in 30.
The study, which was conducted by public health researchers at Guandong Pharmaceutical University in China, looked at data from the annual National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) maintained by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
It estimated there was a 52 percent increase in ASD diagnoses among children and adolescents in the U.S. during 2017-2020.
Using data from the NHIS, 2.46 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. were diagnosed with ASD. Read more…