Statistics by Country for Autism

About these extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Autism: 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 statistics. 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. 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.

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.



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


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



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


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