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Prevalence, trends in diagnosed ADHD among children and adolescents

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: Based on U.S. national representative data, the estimated attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) prevalence was 10.08% to 10.47% among children and adolescents ages 4 to 17 from 2017 to 2022, which was similar to the prevalence from the National Health Interview Survey in 2015 to 2016 (10.20%). No significant annual change in the prevalence of ADHD was found from 2017 to 2022. Notably, the estimated prevalence of ADHD among individuals in the U.S. in this study was higher than worldwide estimates (5.3%) in earlier years (1978-2005).

Authors: Wenhan Yang, M.D., Ph.D., of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, and Jinhua Lu, M.M., of Guangzhou Medical University in Guangzhou, China, are the corresponding authors. 

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