Asperger's Syndrome Epidemiology



    • A 2003 review of epidemiological studies of children found prevalence rates ranging from 0.03 to 4.84 per 1,000 individuals.
    • A 2007 study of 5,484 eight-year-old children in Finland found 2.9 children per 1,000 met the criteria for an AS diagnosis
    • In a population study of Swedish children (ages 7-16) conducted in Goteborg, prevalence of Asperger's Syndrome was 36 cases in 10,000 individuals. Boys were found four times more likely to develop the disorder.
    • he prevalence of autism was estimated to be around 4 cases per 10,000 individuals, but a recent UK study suggests that the figure might be four times as high.