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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 5–17 Years with Diagnosed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1997–2014

From 1997–1999 to 2012–2014, the percentage of all children aged 5–17 years with diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased significantly from 7.0% to 10.2%, and so did the prevalence among non-Hispanic white children (8.4% to 12.5%), non-Hispanic black children (5.5% to 9.6%), and Hispanic children (3.8% to 6.4%).

Throughout 1997–2014, Hispanic children were the least likely to have diagnosed ADHD.

[National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. National Health Interview Survey. Available at
28 Aug 2015, Patricia Pastor, PhD, Catherine Duran, Cynthia Reuben, MA. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:925, ]