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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health
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  • Topic: Health and Functional Status (Survey Section 2)
  • Question: Indicator 2.8: Prevalence of current Autism, Asperger's Disorder, PDD or other autism spectrum disorder, age 2-17 years

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Indicator 2.8: How many children age 2-17 years currently have Autism, Asperger's Disorder, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or other autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?
Never had Autism or other autism spectrum disorderPreviously told, but do not currently have Autism or other ASDCurrently have Autism, Asperger’s, PDD, or other ASDTotal %
C.I.(97.6 - 98.0)(0.3 - 0.5)(1.6 - 2.0)
Sample Count83,5153431,624
Pop. Est.64,002,605260,4951,174,871

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children’s Health was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

Suggested citation format: National Survey of Children's Health. NSCH 2011/12. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from