Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Amish Autism Rate

The autism rate for U.S. children is 1 in 166, according to the federal
government. The autism rate for the Amish around Middlefield, Ohio, is 1 in 15,000, according to Dr. Heng Wang.

He means that literally: Of 15,000 Amish who live near Middlefield, Wang is aware of
just one who has autism. If that figure is anywhere near correct, the autism rate in that community is astonishingly low.

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