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Prevalence and Incidence of Adult ADHD

Prevalance of Adult ADHD:

The prevalence rate in adults has been estimated at 2-7%. ... see also overview of Adult ADHD.

Prevelance statistics for Adult ADHD:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Adult ADHD:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 30 to 50 percent of adults who had ADHD in childhood
  • It is estimated that up to 70% of children with ADHD will continue to have significant ADHD-related symptoms persisting into adulthood, resulting in a significant impact on education, employment, interpersonal relationships, and in social settings
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Adult ADHD usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Adult ADHD at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Adult ADHD refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Adult ADHD diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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