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From diagnosis and through adulthood, experts say as many as 1 percent of the global population falls into one of the subtypes of autism spectrum disorder. In US-based statistics by the CDC, it is estimated that 1 in 54 births lead to the diagnosis of autism, based on data released in 2020.

Moreover, male adolescents are more likely to be diagnosed with Asperger’s than females, with approximately one girl diagnosed for every 4.2 boys. Females are theoretically more at risk of developing the condition later in life than boys, according to the consensus of past and fresh studies. Black and Hispanic adolescents are also at risk of diagnosis at a later age.

The surge in new cases of autism spectrum disorder has also been reported in new studies, with a recent CDC report showing a 10 percent increase over the last two years in the U.S.


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Source: What are the characteristics of a person with Asperger's

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This is very black and white, the research doesn't allow for individuals who mask or who have a different gender identity to their sexual defined at birth.

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