CDC quietly revises autism rates to 1% of US children

Given that autism is the number one pediatric health crisis in the world today one could reasonably expect that the CDC would loudly announce – as it does every new case of swine flu – any significant change in rates or cases reported.

Those that follow the CDC’s behavior know, like the SEC and the FDA, the CDC is a badly-compromised government agency and the autism pandemic is largely a product of its flawed policies and practices.

Staying true to its deceptive practices under stealth of night the “official” rates of autism were quietly revised from 1 in 150 to 1 in 100. No news conferences that might have brought unwelcome questions. No report to Congress that might have triggered investigations. Instead a single change to a website was the only signal given that American children now face a 33 percent increase in their likelihood of being diagnosed.

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Recently the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reportedly revised the rates of autism for the United States and the numbers are alarming. In 2007, the reported numbers were 1 in 150. Today, those numbers have skyrocketed to 1 in 100, and some say the numbers are closer to 1 in 89. According to David Kirby, the data is due to be released any day now.

Corroboration of this number has been tough to find, with much circular logic, pointing to blog posts who point back to his blog. According to Lee Grossman, CEO for Autism Society of America, and quoted by Kirby, that number is correct.

When I tried to verify the numbers, the CDC still lists the 2007 statistics of 1 in 150 in their official report, the new report has not been released) but the numbers on the webpage have been modified to reflect "1 in 100 to 1 in 300 with an average of 1 in 150" for prevalence in autism. The last modification that was made to the page was September 25, 2009. When I checked the internet archives, for earlier cached versions of the page, it was odd that the data page was missing from the archive. But Google cache revealed the subtle refinement of the details. As of yesterday morning, the website was changed to reflect the new numbers.

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Thanks for your article. It's my pet hate that statistics are so out of date - funding for everything in based on these statistics, so when they're not reflecting a true account it's SO frustrating!