Worldwide Vaccine and Autism Stats
October 2, 2010
UPDATE: Another study, released in March 2013, has determined that vaccines DO NOT cause autism.
So please consult your pediatrician for your concerns, and as long as your child is not one of the very, very small minority who will be injured by vaccines, get your child vaccinated!!!!
It seems pretty well documented, and I think offers some legitimate concerns as well as the obvious need for more research, research, research. (It was published in April 2009, and the rates for autism have now increased to 1 in 100 in the United States.)
Hopefully one day we will have some definitive answers. In the meantime, can’t we vaccinate 99% of our population to provide herd immunity to babies and the elderly, while also protecting the small percentage (1%, maybe) of children who are prone to vaccine injury because of susceptibility to auto-immune disorders, as well as neurological problems? Why can’t we protect everybody?
Of course it raises many questions (why such a huge variance in the number of Autism rates country by country?) I’d like to know what Norway and Denmark are doing right. And why oh why does America’s rates spike so much higher than any other country? We’re supposed to be the best country in the world! I just don’t get it.
|Country||# of Vaccines (under 5 yrs old)||Autism Rate||Mortality Rates Per 1,000 children under 5 yrs old||Mortality Rates Worldwide Ranking (#1 being the fewest deaths)|
|United States||36||1 in 150||7.8||34|
|Iceland||11||1 in 1,100||3.9||1|
|Sweden||11||1 in 862||4.0||2|
|Japan||11||1 in 475||4.2||4|
|Norway||13||1 in 2,000||4.4||5|
|Finland||12||1 in 719||4.7||6|
|France||17||1 in 613||5.2||11|
|Israel||11||1 in 1,000||5.7||17|
|Denmark||12||1 in 2,200||5.8||18|