By Anne Dachel
May 12, 2017, SpectrumNews.com: Alternative screen finds high autism prevalence in U.S. state
By Jessica Wright
A new study in South Carolina has found a prevalence of 3.62 percent for autism, or roughly 1 in 28 children. Researchers presented the unpublished findings today at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research in San Francisco, California.
The study screened children born in 2004, the same birth year analyzed in the most recent prevalence estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For South Carolina, that estimate, released in 2014, reported a prevalence of 1 in 81 children1. The average prevalence for the United State is 1 in 68..” ...
The new work is modeled after a similar prevalence study in South Korea that found an autism rate of 2.65 percent, more than twice the U.S. rate at that time.. ...
What’s more, the demographic profile of the families who were sent the screen roughly matches that of the families who responded and those who came for the assessment — suggesting that the proportion who came for assessment are representative of the broader population.
This finding is “encouraging,” says Durkin. “That’s a strength.”
Maureen Durkin, University of WI, has long denied, denied, denied.......a true increase and any link to vaccines.
She's come out blaming old moms, old dads, and birth order.
Notice that Spectrum cited the fact that South Korean kids have a higher autism rate. That was in 2011 where a study funded by Autism Speaks found an autism rate of one in every 38 kids in South Korea. No one was alarmed. It was all acceptable, just more better diagnosing, better screening.
So, in South Carolina, the numbers are even higher. Still, it's all good. Even better "better diagnosing."
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.