Thursday, 5 November 2009

MMR vaccination protects against autism!

It's true! In a Danish study summarised here, half a million children's records were examined and they found that the risk of developing autism for vaccinated compared with non-vaccinated children was 0.92 (if I understand this right, a risk of 1 is equal, ie no difference) and the risk of developing other autism-spectum disorders was 0.83, vaccinated vs non-vaccinated.

To put it another way, vaccinated children were 17% less likely to develop autism-spectrum disorders and 8% less likely to develop autism.

Result!

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