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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: Sex of child

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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 %
C.I.(96.1 - 96.9)(0.4 - 0.7)(2.5 - 3.2)
Sample Count42,5062461,315
Pop. Est.32,288,296193,482964,297
C.I.(99.0 - 99.3)(0.1 - 0.3)(0.5 - 0.8)
Sample Count40,90897308
Pop. Est.31,636,23167,013210,078

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

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