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QuickStats: Percentage of Youths Aged 5--17 Years Ever Diagnosed as Having a Learning Disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),* by Sex --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006--2009
Among youths aged 5--17 years, during 2006--2009, boys were twice as likely as girls (18.2% versus 9.2%) to have been diagnosed with either a learning disability or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Approximately 5.7% of boys had a learning disability without ADHD, compared with 3.9% of girls, 7.0% of boys had ADHD without a learning disability compared with 2.8% of girls, and 5.5% of boys had both a learning disability and ADHD compared with 2.5% of girls.
SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2006--2009. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of youths aged 5-17 years ever diagnosed as having a learning disability and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), by sex, in the United States from 2006-2009, according to the National Health Interview Survey. Among youths aged 5-17 years, boys were twice as likely as girls (18.2% to 9.2%) to have either a learning disability or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Approximately 5.7% of boys had a learning disability without ADHD compared with 3.9% of girls, 7.0% of boys had ADHD without a learning disability compared with 2.8% of girls, and 5.5% of boys had both a learning disability and ADHD compared with 2.5% of girls.
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