Prevalence of Autism in Uganda
According to Uganda’s 2014 census, the national ASD prevalence rate was 70/10,000 persons at a population of 34,900,000. Using these stats as the baseline and the most recent national population estimates of 44,120,140, the current prevalence rate is 88/10,000. The following table specifies the present estimates of autism prevalence in each of the four regions of Uganda.
|(Estimates 2018)||(88/10,000 PR)|
|Central||61,403.2 km2 (23,707.9 sq mi)||12,130,592||106,749|
|Western||55,276.6 km2 (21,342.4 sq mi)||11,303,352||99,470|
|Eastern||39,478.8 km2 (15,242.8 sq mi)||11,515,180||101,334|
|Northern||85,391.7 km2 (32,969.9 sq mi)||9,171,018||80,705|
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