About 7% of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

March 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Research

Dennis Thompson reports:

About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes.

This estimate — which differs significantly from other recent appraisals — is based on data from 175 prior studies conducted over nearly four decades.

The approximation could help public health officials determine whether ADHD is overdiagnosed or underdiagnosed in their nation, state or community, said lead author Rae Thomas, of Bond University in Australia.

Read more on HealthDay.

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