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Statistics by Country for Autism

Prevalance of Autism:

1 in 500 to 1 in 2,500 (NIMH); 1-in-1000 to 2-in-1000, depending on diagnostic criteria

Prevalance Rate for Autism:

approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Autism to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Autism to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Autism are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Autism in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Autism in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 587,310 293,655,4051
Canada 65,015 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 209,919 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Autism in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 545 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 28,561 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 10,719 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Autism in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 7,795 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Autism in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 368,202 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 31,647 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 84,621 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 12,382 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 55,088 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 50,034 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Autism in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 10,826 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 10,429 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 587 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 17,972 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Autism in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 120,541 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 20,696 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 120,848 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 7,939 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 925 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 64 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 32,636 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 120,541 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 5,836 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Autism in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 16,349 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 2,492 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 164,849 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 20,064 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 66 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 77,252 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 10,847 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 4,022 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 14,901 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Autism in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 20,621 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 2,683 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 4,612 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 7,215 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 287,948 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 95,464 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Autism in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 15,736 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 9,387 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 21,048 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 80,561 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Autism in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 21,295 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 116,114 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Autism in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 7,089 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 815 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 15,035 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 8,993 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 4,080 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 44,711 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 21,651 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Autism in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 5,502 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Autism in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 30,287 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 14,023 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 52,820 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Autism in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 2,597,695 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 13,710 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 254,666 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 890 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 45,395 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 96,467 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 45,499 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Autism in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 137,787 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Autism in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 57,027 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 282,680 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 4,371 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 2,130,141 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 318,392 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 39,810 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Autism in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 2,038 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 476,905 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 12,136 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 47,044 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 172,483 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 8,707 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 129,731 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 165,325 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Autism in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 2,649 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 135,006 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 50,749 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 12,398 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 11,222 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 4,515 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 7,554 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 51,591 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 36,033 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 5,047 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 4,622 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 40,049 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Autism in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 152,234 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 11,263 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 78,296 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Autism in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 5,996 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 41,514 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 6,781 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 22,721 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 35,500 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 21,704 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 11,767 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Autism in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 7,484 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 19,077 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 116,634 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 16,477 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Autism in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 142,673 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 65,964 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 16,609 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 72,141 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 52,780 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Autism in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 21,957 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 3,278 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 88,896 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 2,338 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 22,051 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 7,343 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Autism in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 39,826 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 7,987 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 10,840 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

Incidence (annual) of Autism:

3,000 new cases in the USA 2001 (BBC News, 2002)

Incidence Rate for Autism: approx 1 in 90,666 or 0.00% or 3,000 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Autism to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Autism to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Autism are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Autism in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Autism in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 3,238 293,655,4051
Canada 358 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 1,157 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Autism in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 3 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 157 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 59 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Autism in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 42 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Autism in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 2,030 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 174 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 466 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 68 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 303 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 275 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Autism in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 59 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 57 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 3 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 99 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Autism in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 664 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 114 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 666 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 43 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 5 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 0 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 179 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 664 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 32 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Autism in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 90 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 13 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 909 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 110 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 0 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 426 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 59 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 22 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 82 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Autism in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 113 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 14 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 25 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 39 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 1,587 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 526 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Autism in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 86 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 116 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 444 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 51 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Autism in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 640 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 117 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Autism in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 39 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 82 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 49 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 22 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 246 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 119 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Autism in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 30 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Autism in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 167 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 77 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 291 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Autism in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 14,325 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 75 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 1,404 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 4 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 250 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 531 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 250 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Autism in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 759 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Autism in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 314 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 1,558 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 24 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 11,747 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 1,755 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 219 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Autism in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 11 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 2,629 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 66 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 259 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 951 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 48 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 715 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 911 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Autism in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 14 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 744 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 279 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 68 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 61 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 24 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 41 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 284 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 198 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 27 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 25 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 220 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Autism in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 839 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 62 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 431 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Autism in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 33 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 228 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 37 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 125 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 195 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 119 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 64 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Autism in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 41 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 105 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 643 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 90 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Autism in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 786 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 363 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 91 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 397 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 291 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Autism in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 121 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 18 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 490 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 12 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 121 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 40 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Autism in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 219 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 44 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 59 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Autism:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Autism are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Autism statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Autism in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Autism:

The word 'prevalence' of Autism usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Autism at any given time (i.e. people with Autism). The term 'incidence' of Autism means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Autism diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Autism). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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