Review: 7.2% Of Kids Worldwide May Have AD/HD

HealthDay (3/4, Thompson) reports that a review published online March 3 in the journal Pediatrics suggests that 7.2 “percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD).” The review’s conclusion is based upon “data from 175 prior studies conducted over” 36 years, encompassing some “one million” North American and European youngsters. Notably, the review’s “estimate comes in lower than the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reports that 11 percent of US school-age children had been diagnosed with AD/HD by 2011.”

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— “About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study,” Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, March 3, 2015.

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