Sunday, October 12, 2014

Studies confirm Autism diagnosis low in Israeli populations

A study recently conducted by child psychologist, developmental specialist and chairmen of the Israeli Association of Child Development and Rehabilitation Dr. Mitchell Shertz showed that autism is less common in ultra-Orthodox and Arab communities. The study looked at Meuhedet health maintenance organizations data of 450,000 children up to age 18 and found that there was only 2.5 cases per 1,000 children for ultra-Orthodox populations, and only 3 cases per 1,000 children in Arab populations. Secular and nations with one primary faith had autism in 5.5 to 9 children per 1,000.

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