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10 May 2011

South Korea: high rate of autism

In South Korea one in 38 children may have autism, a surprisingly high number based on new research that suggests autism is a global problem that is significantly underdiagnosed.

In South Korea one in 38 children may have autism, a surprisingly high number based on a new research approach that suggests autism is a global problem that is significantly underdiagnosed.

"Are we surprised? Yes," said Dr Young-Shin Kim of Yale University, whose study was funded by the advocacy group Autism Speaks and published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

 
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