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MMWR: AADM Network Surveillance Summaries / March 24, 2023

The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) estimates of the overall prevalence of ASD among children aged 8 years for 2020 was 27.6 per 1,000 (one in 36) children aged 8 years and was 3.8 times as prevalent among boys as among girls (43.0 versus 11.4).

Geographic Distribution of Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth

A recent Pediatrics article examines how geographic barriers limit access to clinical care in the United States for transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth. Researchers aggregated data for mental health providers for TGD youth by state. Related articles:

AAP Covid 19 Updates - April 4, 2023

As of March 17, 2023, more than 103.8 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1.1 million deaths have been reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Among children, almost 15.5 million cases have been reported as of March 9, according to AAP data.
American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 45% of children experience dental caries--or tooth decay--by age 19. And health disparities including poverty, insurance and language barriers prevent many families from accessing oral health care. 

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