Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Autism diagnoses in Israel jump almost fivefold since 2004

The number of Israelis diagnosed with autism has jumped fivefold ov the last eight years, according to the Social Affairs Ministry’s 2011 survey of social services. The figures show that between 2004 and 2011, there was a sharp and continual increase in the diagnosis of autism, which shot up from 1,507 in 2004 to 7,344 in 2011. The incidence of autism per 10,000 people rose by a factor of 4.3 – from 2.2 to 9.5.... The full text is available for subscribers & registered users. Click here to subscribe ($1 for the first 4 weeks)register (free access for 10 stories a month) or login

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