Monday, May 9, 2011

S. Korea study suggests high autism rates - Yahoo! News

S. Korea study suggests high autism rates - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A population-wide study of South Korean children has shown autism rates much higher than in the United States, suggesting more people worldwide may have the disorder than previously thought.

By examining 55,000 children age 7-12, even those not enrolled in special education programs, researchers found that one in 38 children had some form of autism, including the more mild social disorder known as Asperger's Syndrome.

In the United States, the autism prevalence rate is believed to be one in 110.


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