By Rob Stein
December 18, 2009
About one out of every 110 U.S. children has been diagnosed with autism, according to a new federal estimate released Friday.
An analysis of medical records from more than 307,000 8-year-olds in 2006 found that about 1 percent — or one out of every 110 — had been diagnosed with an “autism spectrum disorder,” which includes a range of conditions including autism, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
The estimate is an increase in the prevalence of the condition from a previous CDC estimate of about 1 in 150 but is consistent with another estimate the agency released in October based on a telephone survey that concluded the condition was diagnosed in about 1 out of every 100 children.
“The findings in this report are in line with other recently reported estimates,” said Catherine Rice, a behavioral health scientist at the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, whose report were published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Comment from Leslie
As the protocol for the number of vaccines as increased so has the amount of toxins that are affecting our children’s neurological system….hence autism.. We are at the tip of the iceberg on this people. The Hormone Institute cites that Alzheimer’s cases now outnumber breast and cancer cases combined. Environmental toxins are beginning to take their toll. Environmental toxicity is passed from generation to generation – along with added toxins. This is serious business – and we must focus on healing that detoxes the body and repairs the neurotransmitter (communication) systems in the brain.