Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autism Statistics in South Korea

Reported on May 9, 2011, 2.64 % of children (one in 38) have some form of autism in Seoul, South Korean. 

The six year study searched for 7 to 12 year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 55,000 children in a community outside Seoul, South Korea. 
Largely funded by Autism Speaks, the study was led by Young Shin Kim, MD, PhD, MPH, of Yale University.
The estimate is far higher than CDC's estimate of one in 110 children, as the study found many school kids have mild, undiagnosed autism.
Here is more information in three other articles




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