Children Currently Taking Medication Treatment for ADHD

Data source: National Survey of Children’s Health

Parents reported whether a doctor or health professional ever told them that their child had ADHD, and then reported whether their child was currently taking medication for ADHD.

Prevalence Estimate for ADHD Medication
State 2007 2011
AK 2.2 3.5
AL 6.3 8.3
AR 6.6 10.0
AZ 3.1 5.6
CA 2.0 3.3
CO 3.3 3.6
CT 3.2 5.1
DC 2.9 4.2
DE 6.6 8.0
FL 5.5 6.0
GA 4.7 6.1
HI 2.2 3.2
IA 5.3 9.2
ID 3.7 4.2
IL 3.1 4.1
IN 6.0 9.9
KS 4.9 7.3
KY 6.4 10.1
LA 7.4 10.4
MA 5.1 6.5
MD 5.4 5.8
ME 4.1 6.6
MI 4.5 8.3
MN 4.0 6.5
MO 6.0 6.4
MS 5.0 7.5
MT 3.3 6.0
NC 8.1 9.4
ND 4.4 6.8
NE 3.8 7.0
NH 4.8 6.5
NJ 3.2 3.5
NM 2.6 4.0
NV 1.1 2.0
NY 3.5 5.2
OH 5.1 7.7
OK 5.1 6.9
OR 4.0 4.6
PA 5.0 6.2
RI 6.3 6.3
SC 6.2 7.3
SD 3.9 5.4
TN 5.5 8.5
TX 3.0 6.9
UT 2.7 3.5
VA 4.6 6.6
VT 3.7 6.6
WA 3.4 5.0
WI 5.2 8.0
WV 6.9 7.3
WY 4.0 5.4
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