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Arizona Facts on Autism
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released their new data on autism on March 27, 2014. The number of children diagnosed with autism in Arizona remains at 1 in 64 and nationwide has increased to 1 in 68, a 30% increase from the previous national data released in 2012 of 1 in 88 diagnosed with autism. The data is used to promote early identification, plan for training and service needs, guide research, and inform policy so that children with ASD and their families get the help they need.
Boys were about 4 times more likely to be identified with ASD than girls.
- 1 in 40 boys was identified with ASD.
- 1 in 172 girls was identified with ASD.
White children were more likely to be identified with ASD than black and
- 1 in 57 white children was identified with ASD.
- 1 in 91 black children was identified with ASD.
- 1 in 110 Hispanic children was identified with ASD
- 1 in 87 Asian or Pacific Islander children was identified with ASD.