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Childhood Autism by the Numbers

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Childhood Autism by the Numbers
Childhood Autism by the Numbers

autism always uniqueA growing number of American kids are diagnosing with autism everyday it seems the trend is still upward. For example in 2002 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that autism affected about 1 in 150 children. However by 2012 the CDC estimate had dramatically jumped to 1 in 88. More surprisingly, according to the latest revision of the CDC estimate , autism affects 1 in 50 children! Different factors, such as more vaccinations and over-diagnosis has been speculated to be responsible for this enormous growth in the number of autistic children. However the key to a successful treatment is early diagnosis of autism. Check out this infographic to learn more about autism in children:

Austism by the Numbers

Source: Whattoexpect.com

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Dr. Nima Schei is a medical doctor, entrepreneur, and co-founder of PositiveMed. Besides medicine, he's been studying mathematics and neuroscience at Rutgers University. He's passionate about alternative medicine, startups and animal rights. He's a proud vegan, living with his wife and two rescue dogs in Miami Beach, FL.