Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Center for Disease Control, Vital and Health Statistics
Research Date: March 30th, 2015

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Statistics Data
Percent of children 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD 8.4 %
Percent of boys 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD 11.2 %
Percent of girls 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD 5.5 %
Number of children 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD 5.2 Million
Number of ambulatory care visits with attention deficit disorder as primary diagnosis 7.3 Million
Percent of Americans with ADHD 1.21 %
Boys are more than twice as likely to have ADHD  
Children with a poor health status are 3 times more likely to have ADHD  
Percent of ADHD diagnosis increase between 2004 and 2014 3%
Median age of onset for ADHD 7
Colorado has the lowest percent of school-aged children with ADHD 5%
Alabama has the highest percent of school-age children with ADHD 11.1 %
Ethnic Background Percent Number
White 7.6% 3.6 Million
Black 7.4% 705,000
Hispanic 5.1% 602,000
Family Structure    
Mother and Father 5.9% 2.5 Million
Mother no Father 11.1% 1.6 Million
Father no Mother 8.6% 226,000
Neither Mother nor Father 10.7% 219,000
Percent with Co-Occurring Condition Percent
Inattentive with Minor Depression / Dysthymia 21 %
Inattentive with Oppositional Defiance Disorder 21 %
Inattentive with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 19 %
Hyperactive with Minor Depression / Dysthymia 42 %
Hyperactive with Oppositional Defiance Disorder 22 %
Hyperactive with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 19 %
Inattentive & Hyperactive with Minor Depression / Dysthymia 50.7 %
Inattentive & Hyperactive with Oppositional Defiance Disorder 22.7 %
Inattentive & Hyperactive with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 12.4 %

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