New In JAMA Pediatrics: Autism Prevalence Has Jumped To 1 in 30 Children

Hyperacusis is an increased sensitivity to sound that is commonly found among people with autism. This means that certain noises, such as classroom bells, the radio or the TV, may be uncomfortable for your child to hear.”

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children and Adolescents in the United States from 2019 to 2020, JAMA Pediatrics, 5 July 2022

Using nationally representative data in the US, the estimated ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] prevalence was 3.14% [1 in 30] among children and adolescents in the US in 2019 and 2020. This finding was higher than the reported prevalence from the NHIS [National Health Interview Survey] in 2014 to 2016 (2.47%).

The estimated prevalence was also higher than that reported in other countries and geographical areas in previous years.

The prevalence of ASD is higher in boys than in girls, and a significant difference was found in children with different family economic status in this study.

News article:
One In Every 30 Kids In US Has Autism — A 50% Jump From 2017, New York Post, 6 July 2022

What is going on?

You know what else is weird? I can’t find this story on CNN, New York Times, or other mainstream media. I don’t know … maybe their sponsors wouldn’t like it?

2 thoughts on “New In JAMA Pediatrics: Autism Prevalence Has Jumped To 1 in 30 Children

  1. Bix Post author

    Autism is not just some personality trait. It is not normal. It is a disorder that is especially challenging at the upper reaches of the spectrum. Autism is caused by something mankind is doing … to the environment and thus to its youth. We shouldn’t be normalizing it. We should be looking at this number of 1 in 30 and gasping. And making changes, now. Not setting up groups to look into it.

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