Study: One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed with ADHD

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 18, 2011 at 1:12 PM EDT

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Study: One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed with ADHD

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 18, 2011 at 1:12 PM EDT

(MSNBC.com) According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, nearly one out of  10 children in the United States is being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

That ratio represents an increase of more than two percent compared to a decade ago, according to CDC researchers.

 “This change is reflected in numerous national data sets,” said the study's lead author, Dr. Lara Akinbami. “It’s robust and real. But we can’t say whether it’s a true increase in prevalence or just better detection.”

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