A new CDC report shows how common attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become in the U.S.
Data came from the parents of more than 102,000 kids. The findings:
—About 4.4 million kids had ever been diagnosed with ADHD.
—More than half of those kids (56 percent, or 2.5 million kids) were taking medication for ADHD when the survey was done.
—ADHD was diagnosed more often in boys than in girls.
—ADHD was diagnosed less often in minority children and those without health insurance.
The national survey was done by telephone. Parents were asked if a doctor or health care professional had ever told them that their child had ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD.
ADHD was previously known as attention deficit disorder, says the CDC.
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