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A Closer Look at the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Israel’s Jewish Population: Ethnicity, Additional Disabilities, and Diagnostic Rates

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Statistics from Israel’s Central Social Security Center reveal that 22 out of every thousand children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

In 2022, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported that there were 57,233 people living in Israel who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This represents approximately 5.9 people per 1,000 of the population, or one in 167. Among those diagnosed, 77% were male and 81% were under the age of 18. Additionally, 92% of those diagnosed were Jewish.

Among Jewish individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, there are significant differences based on ethnicity. For example, among Jewish children born to an Ashkenazi father, the rate of diagnosis is significantly higher than among Jewish children born to a Sephardic father. Furthermore, many individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder also have at least one additional disability. In fact, 46% of those diagnosed had at least one additional disability and 9% had two or more diagnoses.

The number of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has increased over the past two decades. Among those born in 2000, there were only approximately four and a half children per thousand with this diagnosis while among those born in

By Samantha Nguyen

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