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CDC Estimates 5% of Kids Have ADHD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that about 5 percent of U.S. children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It also found an increase of about 3 percent in annual diagnoses between 1997 and 2006.
"ADHD diagnoses were twice as common among boys as girls. ADHD was also more common among adolescents and teens than younger kids, among whites or African-American children than among Hispanic children, and among kids covered by Medicaid than uninsured or privately insured kids."
The CDC report also acknowledged that social and economic factors may affect a child's likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD. Source: MedicineNet

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Posted By: Aspen Education Group