Despite how little is known about how Autism happens, we do know a bit about who is at an increased risk for Autism aside from those with a family history of the disorder. Studies show that Autism affects boys more often than girls. Boys are four to five times more likely than girls to have Autism.
As far as ethnicity and race are concerned, autism doesn’t discriminate. Autism seems to strike all groups. Autism is prevalent in all racial and ethnic groups. Beyond this, Autism does not seem to impact one particular group more than another. Studies have also found that lifestyle, education, and income levels seem to have nothing to do with Autism risk.
What all this means is that there is much more research that needs to be done about Autism before risk factors can be fully identified: what causes Autism, who’s at risk for it, and whether and how it can be prevented.
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