ADHD Risk Factors: Gender, Race, Geography, Insurance, Income from Pharmabuse's blog

Statistics show that gender, race, geography, insurance, and income are the greatest risk factors that determine the likelihood that your child will be diagnosed with ADHD.

13.7% of boys in the U.S. are diagnosed with ADHD versus 5.9% of girls in the U.S.

11.5% of Native American children in the U.S. are diagnosed with ADHD versus 2.5% of Asian children in the U.S.

18.7% of kids in Kentucky have been diagnosed with ADHD versus 5.6% of kids in Nevada.

13.1% of children on Medicaid are diagnosed with ADHD versus 8.4% of children on private insurance versus 6.2% of children with no insurance.

13.1% of children whose family income is below the poverty threshold are diagnosed with ADHD versus 8.9% of children whose family income is 200-399% above the poverty threshold.

Still think ADHD is a disorder stemming from a chemical imbalance in the brain?

 

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