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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:35 pm
 


http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/autism-sp ... -1.4598859

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A new report says an estimated one in every 66 Canadian children and youth aged five to 17 has autism spectrum disorder.
Boys are four to five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, than girls.

The report includes data from six provinces and one territory and found prevalence ranged from a high of one in 57 children in Newfoundland and Labrador, to one in 126 in Yukon.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:05 pm
 


Weird.

I recall just six or seven years ago Yukon was getting slammed for poor health care by the Globe & Mail.

Since they're NOT providing the same care as the other provinces then you have to wonder what (if anything) the other provinces are doing that's causing autism to spike?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:54 pm
 


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Weird.

I recall just six or seven years ago Yukon was getting slammed for poor health care by the Globe & Mail.

Since they're NOT providing the same care as the other provinces then you have to wonder what (if anything) the other provinces are doing that's causing autism to spike?

Correlation does not equal causation.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:14 pm
 


Tricks wrote:
Correlation does not equal causation.


Oh, I agree...thus the 'if anything' caveat.

Still, since Yukon represents an absence of prenatal care, early childhood care, and etc. then the cause for the uptick in autism among other groups is logically tied to the things they have in common.

There's also the probability that Yukon's lower rate of autism is due to the poor health care and that it it's just a lower rate of diagnosis. :idea:


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BartSimpson wrote:
There's also the probability that Yukon's lower rate of autism is due to the poor health care and that it it's just a lower rate of diagnosis. :idea:

That's the most likely reason. It's also autism spectrum, not just autism. So someone with Asperger's would fall under this and Yukon probably doesn't have the capability to diagnose that in early childhood.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:33 pm
 


Asperger's isn't typically diagnosed in early childhood. Sometimes it doesn't present until puberty.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:46 pm
 


Listening to parents around here it seems more like 1 kid in 4 or even 1/3.
I'm old so I think a dose of wooden spoon every now and then was preventative medicine.


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BartSimpson wrote:
Asperger's isn't typically diagnosed in early childhood. Sometimes it doesn't present until puberty.

What? Median diagnosis is six years old. Symptoms will present before the age of three.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrht ... ss6103a1_w


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I’d say the provincial differences are mainly due to opportunities for diagnosis.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:01 pm
 


Tricks wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
Asperger's isn't typically diagnosed in early childhood. Sometimes it doesn't present until puberty.

What? Median diagnosis is six years old. Symptoms will present before the age of three.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrht ... ss6103a1_w


'Sometimes' is not a median. And it seems that 'early childhood' is now defined to be as late as eight years old so I stand corrected on that point.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:32 pm
 


BartSimpson wrote:
Tricks wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
Asperger's isn't typically diagnosed in early childhood. Sometimes it doesn't present until puberty.

What? Median diagnosis is six years old. Symptoms will present before the age of three.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrht ... ss6103a1_w


'Sometimes' is not a median. And it seems that 'early childhood' is now defined to be as late as eight years old so I stand corrected on that point.

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The median age of earliest known ASD diagnosis documented in children's records (Table 3) varied by diagnostic subtype (Autistic Disorder: 48 months; ASD/PDD: 53 months; Asperger Disorder: 75 months).


I didn't say sometimes, I said median. As did the CDC.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:32 pm
 


BartSimpson wrote:
Tricks wrote:
Correlation does not equal causation.


Oh, I agree...thus the 'if anything' caveat.

Still, since Yukon represents an absence of prenatal care, early childhood care, and etc. then the cause for the uptick in autism among other groups is logically tied to the things they have in common.

There's also the probability that Yukon's lower rate of autism is due to the poor health care and that it it's just a lower rate of diagnosis. :idea:



I don’t think humans can “cause” autism. Probably just low concentration of the genes that cause it. Due to low population overall.


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