What is the current prevalence rate of ADHD in our school system?
ADHD Prevalence in Children 2.4 million (9.6 percent) of school-age children aged 6 to 11 years. 3.3 million (13.6 percent) of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.
What percent of students have ADHD?
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says that 5 percent of American children have ADHD. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts the number at more than double that. The CDC says that 11 percent of American children , ages 4 to 17, had the attention disorder as of 2011.
What is the prevalence of ADHD in school-age children?
Based on the 19 studies reviewed, the best estimate of prevalence is 5% to 10% in school-aged children. The review also examines age and gender effects on the frequency of ADHD.
What is the estimated prevalence rate for ADHD?
Millions of US children have been diagnosed with ADHD The estimated number of children ever diagnosed with ADHD, according to a national 2016 parent survey,1 is 6.1 million (9.4%).
Who is most affected by ADHD?
Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females. During their lifetimes, 12.9 percent of men will be diagnosed with the attention disorder. Just 4.9 percent of women will be diagnosed. The average age of ADHD diagnosis is 7 years old.
Which country has the highest rate of ADHD?
The highest rates emerged from Africa (8.5%) and South America (11.8%). Corroboration comes from a dimensional ADHD scale used in 21 countries. Japanese and Finnish children scored lowest, Jamaican and Thai children scored highest, and American children scored about average (7).
What race has ADHD the most?
Non-Hispanic black children (16.9%) were more likely than non-Hispanic white (14.7%) or Hispanic (11.9%) children to be diagnosed with either condition (Figure 1). Non-Hispanic white children were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD or a learning disability than Hispanic children.