Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)*
Data are for the U.S.
- Percent ever diagnosed with ADHD: 8.8% (2019)
- Percent of boys ever diagnosed with ADHD: 11.7% (2019)
- Percent of girls ever diagnosed with ADHD: 5.7% (2019)
Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 12 [PDF – 9.8 MB]
- Number of visits to physician offices with attention deficit disorder as the primary diagnosis: 8.7 million
Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 14 [PDF – 704 KB]
* The term “attention deficit disorder (ADD)” is used rather than “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)” in some data sources.
- Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021
- 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
- Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities Among U.S. Children Aged 3–17 Years
- Prevalence of Children Aged 3–17 Years With Developmental Disabilities, by Urbanicity: United States, 2015–2018 [PDF – 317 KB]
- Chronic School Absenteeism Among Children With Selected Developmental Disabilities: National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2016 [PDF – 336 KB]
- Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health