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How common is Asperger's syndrome?

Asperger syndrome is an uncommon disorder and information on prevalence is limited. The disorder appears to be more common in males than females. As diagnosticians become more familiar with the syndrome, its use as a diagnostic category is likely to increase and prevalence figures are likely to rise.

Source: Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Asperger's syndrome is a condition that was unknown to doctors 25 years ago. Now, that healthcare providers recognize the condition and other autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), they estimate that ASDs occur in one in every 150 children. This particular syndrome also shows a prevalence in males. Boys are twice as likely as girls to be affected with Asperger's syndrome.

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