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Volume 3: No. 2, April 2006

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties and Impairments in Everyday Functioning Among Children With a History of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

 

Children With History of ADHD, %

Children With No History of ADHD, %

Emotional problems 23.0 6.3
Conduct problems 27.4 7.5
Hyperactivity and inattention 48.9 5.9
Peer problems 21.1 7.3
Total difficulties 34.9 5.8

Figure 1. Results of Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, based on parent- report, 2003 National Health Information Survey: percentage of children aged 4 to 17 who scored a high level of difficulty in each of four scales analyzed and in total difficulties, by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis status.

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Children With History of ADHD, %

Children With No History of ADHD, %

Difficulties upset or distress child 35.2 4.4
Difficulties interfere with home life 26.1 2.9
Difficulties interfere with friendships 20.6 2.0
Difficulties interfere with classroom learning 37.0 4.3
Difficulties interfere with leisure activity 12.5 1.5
High impact score 39.7 4.4

Figure 2. Results of impact supplement of Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, based on parent-report, 2003 National Health Information Survey: percentage of children aged 4 to 17 years experiencing impairment in five impact areas and having a high total impact score, by history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis status.

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