Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on attention deficit hyperactivity in the U.S.

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States. Included in the document are figures on the prevalence of ADHD in the U.S., medication use and some additional information concerning school absenteeism and suicide among those suffering from this disorder.

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  • 1. Prevalence
    • U.S. college students that had been diagnosed with ADHD as of fall 2018

    • U.S. college students that had select disabilities or conditions as of fall 2018

    • Number of U.S. children with ADHD from 2003 to 2016

    • Percentage of U.S. children with ADHD from 1997 to 2016

    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2018, by gender

    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2018, by age

    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2018, by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2018, by region

  • 2. Medication
    • Annual prevalence of Ritalin use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 2001-2018

    • Annual prevalence of Adderall use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 2009-2018

    • Annual prevalence of Adderall use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 2009-2018

    • U.S. 12th graders that believed trying Adderall causes great harm 2010-2018

  • 3. Additional information
    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD who also had another disorder as of 2016

    • Chronic school absenteeism among developmentally disabled children U.S. 2014-2016

    • U.S. students with disabilities/disorders, by frequency and likelihood to seek help

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths with select mental illness in 2016, by gender

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths among veterans in 2015, by mental health status

    • Known mental health conditions among U.S. suicide cases in 2015, by diagnoses

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