Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)*

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity: Children aged 3–17 years
  • 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 icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with attention deficit disorder as the primary diagnosis: 13.6 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 15 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

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

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Page last reviewed: June 11, 2021