Autism Statistics

(Also Known As: Atism Statistics, Autistic Statistics, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Statistics, Autistic Spectrum Disorder Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Autism

  • In 1996, the prevalence was reported to be about five (5) cases in 10,000, with boys outnumbering girls three (3) to one (1). 7
  • While in 2005, it was reported that the prevalence of autism across studies was 7.1 to 10,000. 8
  • Autism occurs in 1 out of 500 to 1 out of 2,500 people depending on the diagnostic criteria.
  • Approximately about 544,000 people in the USA are affected with autism.
  • There are about 3,000 new cases of autism annually.

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Related Conditions

Asperger's Syndrome – autism, deficient interaction and social skills, lacking of empathy, autistic, restricted pattern of behaviors
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder – delay in language and motor skills, autism, lack of social functions
Rett's Disorder – repetitive movements, cognitive impairment, autism, problem with social skills