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  • Survey: 2009/10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Starting Point: MCHB Core Outcomes and Key Indicators
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: CSHCN Health and Functional Status
  • Question: Prevalence of autism or other autism spectrum disorder, age 2-17 years

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How many CSHCN age 2-17 years currently have Autism, Asperger's Disorder, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), or other autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?
Do not have conditionHad condition at some point, but not currentlyCurrently have conditionTotal %
C.I.(89.1 - 90.2)(2.1 - 2.7)(7.4 - 8.4)
Sample Count34,7918673,055
Pop. Est.9,487,574252,621839,275

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

Suggested citation format: National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. NS-CSHCN 2009/10. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from