Walter Zahorodny, assistant professor of pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the prevalence of autism among 8-year-olds in New Jersey rose in the latest reporting year, 2010, to nearly 22 children per thousand, or approximately one child in 45. That figure represents the “highest ever reported for a single site” since the CDC started closely monitoring 11 U.S. states in 2000. Zahorodny has compiled New Jersey’s numbers from the start – and seen them more than double in a decade.
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