Male/Female ratio in Aspergers



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Of those of us that are Asperger's Syndrome
How many out there are guys? 56%  56%  [ 33 ]
How many out there are girls? 44%  44%  [ 26 ]
Total votes : 59

Psychasthenia
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24 Jan 2009, 4:10 pm

I'm really curious. How many of you out there are guys? How many are girls? I know that there many more guys that girls, but I'm not sure to what extent.

So what are you?
I'm a girl.



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24 Jan 2009, 4:52 pm

Statistics show that four times more males are diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome than females, though I suspect that's only because it goes unnoticed in females much more often.

Males are encouraged to be very uniform, so it's more obvious when someone is abnormal. Females are encouraged to be more individualized, so much like many other matters of behavior, AS probably goes undiagnosed extremely often.

Anyway, yes, I'm male.


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24 Jan 2009, 5:19 pm

shouldn't you edit and create a poll?

Female.



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24 Jan 2009, 6:34 pm

*checks*

"Male."



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24 Jan 2009, 6:51 pm

http://www.aspieaffection.com/

Click that and look at the left where it has the number of male members and female members.



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24 Jan 2009, 6:56 pm

The 4:1 ratio only applies to those with a formal diagnosis.

It may actually be 2:1.



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24 Jan 2009, 6:59 pm

I'm a guy.


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24 Jan 2009, 6:59 pm

I'm a neuter.


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24 Jan 2009, 7:28 pm

girl :D



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24 Jan 2009, 7:30 pm

I'm a guy.



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24 Jan 2009, 7:39 pm

I've heard different statistics, ranging from 1.5:1 to 9:1....

I'm a guy



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24 Jan 2009, 8:05 pm

I suspect it's actually close to equal, but girls are better at faking. Although if there had been awareness when I was a kid, I would have been diagnosed for sure, instead of not until I was over 40.

*girl*



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24 Jan 2009, 8:22 pm

I'm female, wasn't diagnosed until my forties, too.


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24 Jan 2009, 9:03 pm

GoatOnFire wrote:
I'm a guy.


my gawd, Goatie! good to see you!

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who is a girl


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24 Jan 2009, 9:08 pm

I'm a chick.

My theory is that girls are better at hiding it, because (warning: generalization coming) I think we have better social skills naturally.


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