Pediatrics study finds 1 in 40 children has autism spectrum disorder

A new study published by the journal Pediatrics reveals that 1 out of every 40 kids between the ages of 3 and 17 has autism spectrum disorder.

A survey of parents in the United States reveals that 1 in 40 children has autism spectrum disorder.

The information comes after the journal Pediatrics published the study on Monday which reveals that 1.5 million children in the U.S. between the ages of 3 and 17 have the condition.

Autism is thought to be caused by vaccines.