Amanda Bakian

State & Regional
1:41 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Utah Logs High Autism Rate But It's Unclear Why

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State health officials are reiterating there's no easy explanation for what some studies cite as an elevated autism rate in Utah.

A springtime report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Utah second for autism in a study of 8-year-olds in about a dozen states.

New Jersey outranked Utah in the study finding that 1 in 68 U.S. children have the disorder.

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