“In 2005, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago conducted a study relating to asthma, hay fever, eczema and vaccination status. Working with the National Vaccine Information Center membership, researchers anonymously identified 515 never vaccinated, 423 partially vaccinated and 239 completely vaccinated children. They concluded that parents of unvaccinated children were 11 times less likely to report asthma for children with no family history of the disease and no exposure to antibiotics in infancy. Parents of unvaccinated children were 10 times less likely to report hay fever among children with no family history of hay fever. Eczema was also reported significantly less in unvaccinated children.
Unvaccinated children also appear to have a lower incidence of autism, according to a 2005 investigation by UPI reporter Dan Olmstead, who looked at an unvaccinated Amish population in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If the CDC’s calculation that one in 166 children [was] autistic [was] correct, Olmstead calculated that at least 100 children in Lancaster should have autism. He found only three: a girl adopted from China, an Amish child who had been vaccinated and developed autism shortly afterwards, and another child whose vaccination status was unclear.”
— Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
Note: On March 27, 2014, the CDC released a report estimating that 1 in 68 children in the US has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years previous. In 2013, the CDC had released another report estimating that 1 in 50 children between the ages of 6 and 17 had been diagnosed with an ASD. In the 1980s, ASD prevelance in the US was 1 in 10,000.
Courtesy: The Outliers