Approximately 13.2% of 12-year-old children in the U.S. have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). White children had the highest incidence of ADHD diagnosis at about 14.2%, while Black children had an 11.8% incidence, and Asian children had a 6.1% incidence. White children were also more likely to receive treatment for ADHD, with Black children receiving treatment about 21.0% less often than White children, and Asian children receiving treatment about 46.0% less often than white children. Overall, treatment for ADHD in the first year after diagnosis was primarily behavioral therapy only (in . . .
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