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Disparities in ADHD Diagnosis

This table explores disparities in the rate of ADHD diagnoses, which rose 43% nationwide from 2003 to 2011.22 The disparities among racial and ethnic groups, as well as by gender, income level and relative age, underscore the need for comprehensive evaluations to ensure an accurate diagnosis of ADHD. Thorough evaluations for attention issues should include nationally normed rating scales that ask the parent, child and teacher to compare the child’s behavior to same-age peers.