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Analysis finds nearly 1 percent of U.S. children diagnosed with autism
Washington Post - Rob Stein

About one out of every 110 U.S. children has been diagnosed with autism, according to a new federal estimate released Friday. An analysis of medical records from more than 307,000 8-year-olds in 2006 found that about 1 percent — or one out of every 110 — had been diagnosed with an “autism spectrum disorder,” which includes a range of conditions including autism, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.