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Autism rates by country?

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Is there any place to find the autism rates by country. I think the US ranks 1st in # of vaccines? Do we have the highest autism rates?
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Iam curious about this as well
post #3 of 6

The US does have the highest # of shots (now over 36 whereas most countries it is about 12), and we also have the highest rate of autism:

 

http://www.rescuepost.com/files/gr-autism_and_vaccines_world_special_report1.pdf

 

 

post #4 of 6

Its hard to say, as the diagnostic criteria varies from country to country.

post #5 of 6

Actually most countries use the same DSM-IV criteria.

post #6 of 6

It is interesting.  It does not prove that vaccines (which I dislike, btw) causes autism.  There could be something else going on in the USA relating to high incidents of autism.

 

I did not see Canada rates listed on the chart for autism - which disappoints me (now I am going to have to look it up, lol).  I bet it is high.  

 

Edited to add:  Autism Canada purs it at 1/165.

 

http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=85&lang=en

 

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