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Table 1 Net Growth in Persons Diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, CA Per Capita Consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup, US, 1987-2006

From: Mercury exposure, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disruptions may affect learning in children

Year % Growth
Autism
Per Capita
Consumption
HFCS, lb/yr
1987 9.0 34.0
1988 10.8 34.9
1989 11.3 34.3
1990 10.9 35.3
1991 10.4 35.8
1992 8.5 36.9
1993 12.9 38.8
1994 13.5 40.0
1995 13.4 41.0
1996 16.8 41.1
1997 17.2 43.0
1998 17.2 44.1
1999 16.2 45.4
2000 18.3 44.6
2001 19.6 44.6
2002 19.4 44.8
2003 13.5 43.4
2004 12.1 42.7
2005 10.6 42.2
2006 11.8 41.5
  1. CA = California; US = United States; % = percent; HFCS = High Fructose Corn Syrup; lb/yr = pounds per year