Data & Statistics on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Prevalence

Autism Data Resources

Autism Data Visualization Tool
A website that lets users map and graph autism data

2016 ADDM Network Surveillance Summary Supplemental Slidesppt icon
PowerPoint slides that can be used to present CDC’s latest data from the ADDM Network

Autism Prevalence Studies Data Table
A collection of information from peer-reviewed autism prevalence studies

  • About 1 in 54 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. [Read article]
  • ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. [Read summaryexternal icon] [Read article]
  • ASD is more than 4 times more common among boys than among girls. [Read article]
  • About 1 in 6 (17%) children aged 3–17 years were diagnosed with a developmental disability, as reported by parents, during a study period of 2009-2017. These included autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, blindness, and cerebral palsy, among others. [Read summary]
Identified Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder

ADDM Network 2000-2016 Combining Data from All Sites

Identified Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder ADDM Network 2000-2014, combining data from all sites
Surveillance Year Birth Year Number of ADDM Sites Reporting Combined Prevalence per 1,000 Children (Range Across ADDM Sites) This is about 1 in X children…
2000 1992 6 6.7
(4.5-9.9)
1 in 150
2002 1994 14 6.6
(3.3-10.6)
1 in 150
2004 1996 8 8.0
(4.6-9.8)
1 in 125
2006 1998 11 9.0
(4.2-12.1)
1 in 110
2008 2000 14 11.3
(4.8-21.2)
1 in 88
2010 2002 11 14.7
(5.7-21.9)
1 in 68
2012 2004 11 14.5
(8.2-24.6)
1 in 69
2014 2006 11 16.8
(13.1-29.3)
1 in 59
2016 2008 11 18.5
(18.0-19.1)
1 in 54

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Glossary

Prevalence is the number of people in a population that have a condition relative to all of the people in the population. Prevalence is typically shown as a percent (e.g. 1%) or a proportion (e.g. 1 in 100).