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2002 Utah ASD ADDM Network Prevalence

Definitions:

  1. The ADDM ASD method to determine prevalence includes a review of records by a panel of clinicians who are experts in ASD.
  2. Prevalence is  how commonly a condition occurs in a population.

 

Population of 8-Year-Old Children in Study Area, 2002:

  • 2002: 26,108 (67.6% of all 8-year-olds in UT)
  • 81.2% White-Non-Hispanic
  • 1.4% Black-Non-Hispanic
  • 13.2% Hispanic
  • 13.0% of children in special education

 

Results:

  • Number of 8-year-old children with an ASD: 196
  • Total prevalence of ASDs: 7.5 per 1,000
  • Boys: 12.7 per 1,000
  • Girls: 2.0 per 1,000
  • White, non-Hispanic: 8.0 per 1,000
  • Black, non-Hispanic: 5.5 per 1,000
  • Hispanic: 4.4 per 1,000
  • Median age of ASD diagnosis: 4 years, 1 month

 

What part of Utah is included in the 2002 ADDM ASD study?

3 counties around metropolitan Salt Lake City (Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah Counties)

Utah Department of Health

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