New Jersey Autism Prevalence Rate Rises to 1 in 34 in New CDC Report
April 26, 2018
State Prevalence Rate Up 19%; National Rate Up to 1 in 59
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report today showing the rate of children identified with an autism spectrum disorder remains at 1 in 59 children nationally. This statistic is based on the CDC’s evaluation of health and educational records of 8-year-old children in 2014 in 11 states, including New Jersey.
New Jersey again has the highest rates of those states evaluated, with 1 in 34 (3% of children). This percentage is higher than the average percentage identified with ASD (1.7%) in all communities in the United States where CDC tracked ASD in 2014. The New Jersey rate marks an increase of 19% from the previous 1 in 41 statistic released two years ago. Learn more>>