ERIC Number: ED563909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Association between Diagnosed ADHD and Selected Characteristics among Children Aged 4-17 Years: United States, 2011-2013. NCHS Data Brief. Number 201
Pastor, Patricia N.; Reuben, Cynthia A.; Duran, Catherine R.; Hawkins, LaJeana D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder diagnosed in U.S. children (1). While this disorder is most often diagnosed in children when they are in elementary school, it is increasingly being identified in preschool children (2-5). This report describes the prevalence of diagnosed ADHD among children aged 4-17 years using parent-reported data collected in a large, nationally representative health survey. Differences in the prevalence of diagnosed ADHD are examined by selected demographic and socioeconomic variables: the child's sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity, health insurance coverage, and poverty status for all children aged 4-17 and among age groups 4-5, 6-11, and 12-17.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Characteristics, Neuropsychology, Disability Identification, Diagnostic Tests, Incidence, Racial Distribution, Health Insurance, Family Income, Definitions, Census Figures, National Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)