Somali And White Children With High Cases of Autism

by TJ Chambers

Why do Somali and White children in Minnesota have almost the same rate of Autism which is about double of other races?


Some say children have Autism because of genetics but this blows that out of the water. Especially since there is no Autism in Somalia.

The below information is taken from an article written in 2009 about Autism affecting Somalian families in Canada but reveals very startling information if you compare the facts to the United States.

"In Somalia, we had kids with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. But nobody had ever heard of autism," Ms. Hassan recalls. "And believe me, it's not something you can hide."

"The condition, which Somalis call the "western disease" or the "disease from abroad," appears to have struck their community with a particular vengeance. While no data are available on prevalence, Somali parents in Canada are concerned enough to go public about what they say is a sleeping epidemic."

"Autism affects about one in 150 Canadians, according to Health Canada, making it more common than childhood cancer, diabetes or AIDS."

Quotes from The Somali autism puzzle.

A Somali mother in Minnesota asked for an investigation about the high number of Somali children with Autism. Keep in mind as stated above, in Somalia, there is no Autism. In all of Canada, it is 1 in 150.

In 2010 a study was done and here are the results from Study Finds High Rate of Autism among Minneapolis Somali Community.

"The Minneapolis study determined an overall ASD prevalence higher than the 1 in 88 national average. However, 1 in 48 remains in line with rates at some other U.S. reporting sites, which vary widely."

1 in 88 in the US vs 1 in 150 in Canada. That is almost double the amount.

The total population looked at in Minneapolis to provide the following numbers are as follows;

"somali 1,007"
"white 4336"
"black 3312"
"hispanic 2399"

The numbers for children with autism based on race are as follows:

"somali 1/32"
"white 1/36"
"black 1/62"
"hispanic" 1/80"

While it appears that whites and somali are almost equal, that may not be true. The population for whites is over 4 times the amount of somali children. If there were 4 times the somali children, we don't know if the numbers could be higher or lower.

Whatever is going on, it is definitely a problem and I wouldn't trust the government or medical establishment to figure it out.

Comments for Somali And White Children With High Cases of Autism

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 20, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Autism- WAKE UP PARENTS
by: Anonymous

Vaccines.... It is vaccines, pesticides in our foods and pollution combined with maybe gene sensitivity.... Where was this 40 years ago??? Unheard of. But 40 years ago a child got 10 vaccines by the time they were 2. Now it's 36!!!
DONT BELIEVE THE VACCINE COVER UP THE GOVERNMENT IS TEYING TO SELL YOU. Vaccines are a multi- billion dollar a year industry!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Deborah Merlin Articles.


ADHDAwareness.com's Privacy Policy





Recent Articles

  1. Anxiety & ADHD

    I had the worst morning ever. My daughter did not understand her geometry and would not go to school today b/c there was a test. She has a 504 plan that

    Read more

  2. Intuniv

    Can you come off of this medication?

    Read more

  3. ADHD Questions

    About me I am 16 years of age, a sophmore in highschool and I have always struggled with school not because i'm not intelegent but because concentration

    Read more

  4. How did your assessment go?

    Hello , im about to have and adhd assesment in a week and im wondering if others could tell me their experiences. Im not sure what to expect. Also, did

    Read more

  5. 6 Things You Must Do When Dating An ADD (ADHD) Woman

    If you are or considering dating a woman with ADD (ADHD), these 6 things are important for you to understand. Not knowing this could ruin your relationship.

    Read more