“The National Autism Spectrum Disorder Surveillance System NASS just released it first report ever: Autism Spectrum Disorder Amoung Children and Youth in Canada 2018. This surveillance report is Made in Canada and provides a first reporting of national data and information to improve our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Canada. It is based on data collected in 2015.
NASS compiles administrative data from the health, education and social services sectors for children and youth (aged 5-17 years) who have a confirmed ASD diagnosis.
Overall incidence rate of autism was one in 68 children, with the age group of 1-4 having grown the most. The report found that boys were 4.1 times more likely to be affected as girls.”
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