Study shows geographic clusters of autism in California

01/6/2010 | Reuters

California researchers found 10 geographic locations in the state where autism rates are double those in surrounding areas. They said the clusters were in neighborhoods with high concentrations of white, highly educated parents and may have more to do with the health care system than the disease. "We already know that people with a higher education in the United States are more likely to get a diagnosis of autism for their child," one researcher said.

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