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QuickStats: Rate of Ambulatory-Care Visits* for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)† by Persons Aged ≤18 Years, by Sex — United States, 2001–2002 to 2009–2010

From 2001-2002 to 2009-2010, the ambulatory care visit rate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (defined as having a first-listed diagnosis of 314.00 or 314.01, as coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification) for females aged ≤18 years increased by 63%, from 3.1 to 5.0 visits per 100 population. Over the same period, the change in the visit rate for males did not follow a consistent pattern; in 2009-2010 the visit rate for males was 11.0 per 100. Throughout the period, males were more likely than females to have an ambulatory care visit for ADHD.

* Visits to hospital outpatient departments and physician offices per 100 population. Rates were calculated using U.S. Census Bureau 2000–based postcensal civilian population estimates.

Defined as having a first-listed diagnosis of 314.00 or 314.01, as coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification.

From 2001–2002 to 2009–2010, the ambulatory-care visit rate for ADHD for females aged ≤18 years increased by 63%, from 3.1 to 5.0 visits per 100 population. Over the same period, the change in the visit rate for males did not follow a consistent pattern; in 2009–2010, the visit rate for males was 11.0 per 100. Throughout the period, males were more likely than females to have an ambulatory-care visit for ADHD.

Sources: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey 2001–2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd.htm.

Reported by: Michael Albert, MD, wmy1@cdc.gov, 301-458-4223; Jill J. Ashman, PhD.

Alternate Text: From 2001-2002 to 2009-2010, the ambulatory care visit rate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (defined as having a first-listed diagnosis of 314.00 or 314.01, as coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification) for females aged ≤18 years increased by 63%, from 3.1 to 5.0 visits per 100 population. Over the same period, the change in the visit rate for males did not follow a consistent pattern; in 2009-2010 the visit rate for males was 11.0 per 100. Throughout the period, males were more likely than females to have an ambulatory care visit for ADHD.


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