Study on the Incidence of Children with Autism from the Rural Environment of Vrancea County


  • Bogdan Breană National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest
  • Gloria Rață „Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Calea Mărășești 157, 600115, Romania
  • Ștefan Maftei National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest
  • Lavinia Budescu Central Services Center for Children with Disabilities, Focsani



autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, children, incidence


The purpose of our study is to analyze the distribution of the number of cases over the last 5 years, according to the gender criterion and to the more common disability degree criterion at the level of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The analysis was carried out on a group of subjects represented by children and young people diagnosed and classified as disabled from the rural area of ​​Vrancea County, aged between 0 and 18 years. The results obtained confirmed the following: there is an unequal ratio between the number of TSA cases by gender, there is a higher degree of disability, the severe disability degree, there is an increase of the number of cases diagnosed before the age of 10, also that there has been a clear increase in the number of cases in the last 5 years, their number being almost doubled at the level of the last year.


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