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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide
  • Topic: Physical and Dental Health
  • Question: Prevalence of current Autism, Asperger's Disorder, PDD or other autism spectrum disorder, age 2-17 years (details)
  • Sub Group: Age groups (2-17 yrs)

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How many children age 2-17 years currently have Autism, Asperger's Disorder, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or other autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? (details -- national level data only)
Do not have conditionHad condition at some point, but not currentlyCurrently have conditionTotal %
2-5 yrs old%
C.I.(98.1 - 98.8)(0.2 - 0.6)(0.8 - 1.5)
Sample Count19,64352231
Pop. Est.15,700,10760,366187,203
6-11 yrs old%
C.I.(97.0 - 97.8)(0.3 - 0.6)(1.8 - 2.5)
Sample Count30,161148717
Pop. Est.23,802,919108,544521,337
12-17 yrs old%
C.I.(97.5 - 98.1)(0.2 - 0.5)(1.6 - 2.2)
Sample Count33,711143676
Pop. Est.24,499,57991,585466,332

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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