Rates of autism continue to increase worldwide. An estimated 1 in 66 children are in the spectrum (0.0151515152%). Canada reported in March of this year that autism as of 2015 affect 1.52% of youth, putting Canada among the “top ten” for autism among developed nations.
The World Mercury Project reports that there is more autism in regions where vaccine coverage is most prevalent.
What might explain the variation in ASD prevalence within Canada’s borders? … autism prevalence is highest in the Canadian provinces that also have the highest vaccination coverage.”
ASD prevalence by province and territory
NASS gathers data from the health, education, and social services sectors for youth aged 5-17 years who have a confirmed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Six provinces (British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec) and one territory (Yukon) provided the data for 2015. ASD prevalence in 2015 was highest in Newfoundland and Labrador (1 in 57), Prince Edward Island (1 in 59) and Quebec (1 in 65). Prevalence was lower in the Yukon territory (1 in 125). See chart:
Autism prevalence is highest in the Canadian provinces that have the highest vaccination coverage. A 2013 survey, also done by the Public Health Agency of Canada, examined vaccine coverage by province/territory and type of vaccine. Newfoundland/Labrador and Quebec had five to fifteen percent higher vaccination rates than in Yukon.
For more on this check out Official Canadian Data Show That There Is More Autism in Regions Where Vaccine Coverage Is Highest
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- Doctors Against Vaccines – Hear From Those Who Have Done the Research
- Summary of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Prevalence Studies – CDC
- Autism Rates across the Developed World – Focus For Health
- AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN CANADA 2018 – Canada.org
- Report on Autism Prevalence in Canada Mirrors Vaccination Coverage Rates in Different Provinces – Dr. Zimmerman