State-based Prevalence of ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment
CDC uses national surveys that ask parents about their child’s health to monitor the number of children with ADHD and the treatment patterns for these children. The data presented on this page are from the National Survey of Children’s Health, which was collected every 4 years from 2003–2011. This survey relies on parent report of ADHD diagnosis by a healthcare provider.
Parents who responded that their child had ever received a diagnosis of ADHD were also asked whether their child currently had ADHD.