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Asperger's Disorder Incidence

Facts about Asperger's disorder:

  • The exact incidence of Asperger's syndrome is unknown.
  • About 3 to 5 out of 10,000 school-age children have autism.
  • The onset of autism is generally prior to age three.
  • Males are affected five times more often than females.

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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