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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Sat Jan 24, 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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Sat Jan 24, 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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Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:19 pm

shouldn't you edit and create a poll?

Female.



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Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:34 pm

*checks*

"Male."



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Sat Jan 24, 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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Sat Jan 24, 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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Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:59 pm

I'm a guy.


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I'm a neuter.


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Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:28 pm

girl :D



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I'm a guy.



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Sat Jan 24, 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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Sat Jan 24, 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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Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:22 pm

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


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Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:03 pm

GoatOnFire wrote:
I'm a guy.


my gawd, Goatie! good to see you!

Merle
who is a girl


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Sat Jan 24, 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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