Percentage of children in the U.S. who had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as of 2016, by gender

Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2016, by gender This statistic displays the percentage of children in the U.S. aged 3 to 17 years who had been told by a doctor or health professional they had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as of 2016, by gender. In that year, 13 percent of children aged 3 to 17 years had ADHD.
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Percentage of respondents
Male13%
Female5.7%
Total9.4%
Percentage of respondents
Male13%
Female5.7%
Total9.4%
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This statistic displays the percentage of children in the U.S. aged 3 to 17 years who had been told by a doctor or health professional they had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as of 2016, by gender. In that year, 13 percent of children aged 3 to 17 years had ADHD.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Number of respondents
base: 35,000 households
Age group
3-17 years
Special properties
age-adjusted
Supplementary notes
Based on the question, "Has a doctor or other health professional ever told you that [child's name] had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD)?

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