Minnesota-Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (MN-ADDM) is part of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). MN-ADDM is a multi-source public health surveillance project that monitors the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID).
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Parts of Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
National Data- CDC Community Report
By Race and Ethnicity
|Race and Ethnicity||Children with ASD identified/Total Population||Prevalence estimate (prevalence per 1,000 children)||95% Confidence Interval per 1,000||Percentage of Children with ID||Average Age at First Clinical Diagnosis|
|Overall||234 of 9,767||1 in 42 (24.0 per 1,000)||21.1-27.2||28%||4 yrs 9 months|
|Non-Hispanic White||92 of 3,793||1 in 41 (24.3 per 1,000)||19.8-29.8||16%||4 yrs 7 months|
|Non-Hispanic, non-Somali Black||53 of 2,145||1 in 40 (24.7 per 1,000)||18.9-32.3||41%||5 yrs 2 months|
|Non-Hispanic, non-Hmong Asian or Pacific Islander||14 of 766||1 in 55 (18.3 per 1,000)||10.8-30.9||27%||4 yrs 10 months|
|Hispanic||31 of 1,486||1 in 48 (20.9 per 1,000)||14.7-29.7||36%||5 yrs|
|Somali||22 of 574||1 in 26 (38.3 per 1,000)||25.2-58.2||43%||4 yrs 5 months|
|Hmong||15 of 810||1 in 54 (18.5 per 1,000)||11.2-30.7||18%||6 yrs 2 months|
Using a p-value of < .01, there were no statistically significant differences across race and ethnicity. To read more detail please visit the key findings page.
Acknowledgements and Funding
We want to acknowledge and thank our education partners including Minneapolis Public Schools and North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale - ISD 622, Children's Minnesota, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Fraser, Park Nicollet, Rosenberg Center, University of Minnesota Health-Autism & Neurodevelopmental Clinic, and Wayzata Public Schools.
DHHS-ADDM-CDC grant # NU53DD001171. Development of this website as supported by Grant DHHS-ADDM-CDC grant # NU53DD001171 to the Institute on Community Integration from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not therefore necessarily represent official CDC policy.
- Autism spectrum disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that is caused by differences in how the brain functions. People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in different ways. Signs of ASD begin during early childhood and usually last throughout a person’s life (1). ASD includes former diagnoses of autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger disorder. These diagnoses were collapsed into the single category of ASD in 2013.
- Intellectual disability
Intellectual disability means that a person has difficulty learning at an expected level and functioning in daily life. In this report, intellectual disability is measured by intellectual quotient (IQ) test scores of less than or equal to 70.
Prevalence is a scientific term that describes the number of people with a disease or condition among a defined group at a specific period in time. Prevalence is usually expressed as a percentage or proportion of the defined group. For this project, we counted the number of 8-year-olds in 2014 who were identified with ASD and then divided that number by the total number of 8-year-olds in our surveillance area during 2014.