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Brief report: forecasting the economic burden of autism in 2015 and 2025 in the United States.

Authors
Leigh JP; Du J
Source
J Autism Dev Disord 2015 Dec; 45(12):4135-4139
NIOSHTIC No.
20048380
Abstract
Few US estimates of the economic burden of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are available and none provide estimates for 2015 and 2025. We forecast annual direct medical, direct non-medical, and productivity costs combined will be $268 billion (range $162-$367 billion; 0.884-2.009 % of GDP) for 2015 and $461 billion (range $276-$1011 billion; 0.982-3.600 % of GDP) for 2025. These 2015 figures are on a par with recent estimates for diabetes and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and exceed the costs of stroke and hypertension. If the prevalence of ASD continues to grow as it has in recent years, ASD costs will likely far exceed those of diabetes and ADHD by 2025.
Keywords
Autism; Autism spectrum disorders; ASDs; Cost analyses; Cost estimates; Costs; Socioeconomics; Developmental disorders; Humans; Diseases; Epidemiology; Author Keywords: Costs; Non-medical services; Prevalence
Contact
J. Paul Leigh, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, MS1C, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, MS1C, Davis, CA 95616-8638, USA
CODEN
JADDDQ
Publication Date
20151201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
pleigh@ucdavis.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Agriculture
Fiscal Year
2016
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U54-OH-007550
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0162-3257
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
State
CA; VA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
Page last reviewed: April 9, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division