QuickStats: Percentage* of Children† Aged 3–17 Years Who Ever Received a Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,§ by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,¶ United States, 2019
Weekly / July 23, 2021 / 70(29);1024
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Abbreviation: ADHD = attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.
† Children are defined here as children and adolescents (i.e., persons aged 3–17 years).
§ Based on a response to the question, “Has a doctor or other health professional ever told you that (child’s name) had Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD or Attention-Deficit Disorder or ADD?”
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
Overall, in 2019, 8.8% of children aged 3–17 years had ever received a diagnosis of ADHD. Boys (11.7%) were more likely than girls (5.7%) to receive a diagnosis of ADHD overall and within each age group. Among both boys and girls, the percentage of children who had ever received a diagnosis of ADHD increased with increasing age group.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm
Reported by: Amanda E. Ng, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4587; Lindsey I. Black, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 3–17 Years Who Ever Received a Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1024. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7029a3external icon.
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