Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6 Statistics About ADHD That You May Not Know

1. Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.

2. The percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis continues to increase, from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011.

3. Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006 and an average of approximately 5% per year from 2003 to 2011.

4. Boys (13.2%) were more likely than girls (5.6%) to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.

5. The average age of ADHD diagnosis was 7 years of age, but children reported by their parents as having more severe ADHD were diagnosed earlier.

6. Prevalence of ADHD diagnosis varied substantially by state, from a low of 5.6% in Nevada to a high of 18.7% in Kentucky.

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