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Prevalence of autism/autism spectrum disorder in Delaware

Prevalence of autism/autism spectrum disorder

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Why This Indicator Matters

Autism is a developmental disorder that impacts how people connect with others, communicate, learn, and conduct themselves. Signs of autism may include difficulty communicating, sleeping problems, and disinterest. Current knowledge of autism shows that it can be affected by genetics and the environment. Risk factors for autism include gender, genetics, and premature birth. A child diagnosed with autism can experience it differently based on the difference in functional level.
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Definition and Source



Children age 3 to 17 with autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including Asperger's disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, two-year average

Data Source

Center for Child and Adolescent Health, National Survey of Children's Health

Last Updated

April 2024