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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide
  • Topic: Physical and Dental Health
  • Question: Prevalence of current Autism, Asperger's Disorder, PDD or other autism spectrum disorder, age 2-17 years (details)
  • Sub Group: Household income level

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How many children age 2-17 years currently have Autism, Asperger's Disorder, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or other autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? (details -- national level data only)
Do not have conditionHad condition at some point, but not currentlyCurrently have conditionTotal %
0 - 99% FPL%
C.I.(97.7 - 98.5)(0.3 - 0.8)(1.1 - 1.6)
Sample Count12,50570279
Pop. Est.14,070,35074,994193,749
100 - 199% FPL%
C.I.(97.4 - 98.2)(0.2 - 0.6)(1.4 - 2.2)
Sample Count14,91471342
Pop. Est.13,820,40956,519254,283
200 - 399% FPL%
C.I.(97.0 - 98.0)(0.2 - 0.4)(1.7 - 2.7)
Sample Count25,52489506
Pop. Est.18,194,68354,849411,332
400% FPL or higher%
C.I.(97.5 - 98.2)(0.2 - 0.6)(1.4 - 2.0)
Sample Count30,572113497
Pop. Est.17,917,16274,132315,507

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

DATA ALERT: Household poverty level for the 9.3% of households in the sample with unknown values for income, household size, or both, was calculated using single imputation methods. The poverty level estimates and confidence intervals based on single imputed poverty will differ from those calculated using multiple imputations.

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