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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)*

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Percent of children 5-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 10.4% (2013-2015)
  • Percent of boys 5-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 14.2% (2013-2015)
  • Percent of girls 5-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 6.4% (2013-2015)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 35[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with attention deficit disorder as primary diagnosis: 10.9 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 Summary Tables, table 16 [PDF – 926 MB]

* The term “attention deficit disorder (ADD)” is used rather than “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)” in some data sources.

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