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Tag: prevalence

May 2017

Alternative screen finds high autism prevalence in U.S. state

by  /  12 May 2017

A new study in South Carolina has found a prevalence of 3.62 percent for autism, or roughly 1 in 28 children.

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Doctors twice as likely to miss girls as boys on autism screen

by  /  12 May 2017

Pediatricians are failing to identify 80 percent of toddlers who need an evaluation for autism, and are missing nearly twice as many girls as boys.

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April 2017

Estimate of autism’s sex ratio reaches new low

by  /  27 April 2017

A massive new analysis drops the ratio of boys to girls who qualify for an autism diagnosis to about 3-to-1.

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Screening status quo misses most children with autism

by  /  3 April 2017

Most children with autism go undiagnosed until after age 3, and many of these children remain undiagnosed until after they reach school age.

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February 2017
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Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

by  /  17 February 2017

The Broad Institute can keep its CRISPR patents, Trump’s vaccine safety panel may be back on, and a drug discovered in fish eases seizures in children.

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New autism diagnoses shifting toward mild end of spectrum

by  /  2 February 2017

Although the number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise, the proportion with severe features has dropped since 2000.

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January 2017

Algorithm automates efforts to estimate autism prevalence

by  /  30 January 2017

A new computer program accurately estimates the prevalence of autism from children’s medical and school records.

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Large study shows self-injury common among children with autism

by  /  4 January 2017

About one in four children with autism hit, scratch or otherwise hurt themselves, suggests an analysis of school and medical records for more than 8,000 children.

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November 2016
chart of seasonal rates

Autism rates highest among babies conceived in winter

by  /  10 November 2016

Exposure to influenza and a lack of sunlight may drive the increased risk of autism.

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October 2016

Geographic analysis reveals disparities in autism detection

by  /  13 October 2016

School and medical records for children with autism in largely Hispanic neighborhoods often do not reflect the children’s condition.

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