The US Census Bureau estimates 1,795,734,009 people were aged 5-19 worldwide in 2013.
Thus, 7.2% of this total population is 129 million—a rough estimate of the number of children worldwide who have ADHD.
What percent of the population has ADHD?
4.4 percent of the adult US population has ADHD, but less than 20 percent of these individuals seek help for it. 41.3% of adult ADHD cases are considered severe. During their lifetimes, 12.9 percent of men will be diagnosed with ADHD, compared to 4.9 percent of women.18 Jan 2019
How common is ADHD worldwide?
ADHD affects people of all ages, and prevalence rate and presentation varies between children, adolescents and adults. A mean worldwide prevalence of ADHD of ~2.2% overall (range: 0.1–8.1%) has been estimated in children and adolescents (aged <18 years).
How many people are misdiagnosed with ADHD?
Overall, the study found that about 20 percent – or 900,000 – of the 4.5 million children currently identified as having ADHD likely have been misdiagnosed.17 Aug 2010
Who is most affected by ADHD?
ADHD Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You
- 5 Fast Facts. Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females. During their lifetimes, 12.9 percent of men will be diagnosed with the attention disorder.
- 50 States. An estimated 6.4 million American children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD.
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