Study: ADHD Increases Child's Risk of Injury

September 17, 2011 Updated Sep 17, 2011 at 2:36 PM EDT

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Study: ADHD Increases Child's Risk of Injury

September 17, 2011 Updated Sep 17, 2011 at 2:36 PM EDT

A new study finds that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have double the risk of suffering injuries that require medical attention than children who do not, according to story in USA Today.

The study, conducted by researchers the University of Alabama-Birmingham analyzed data supplied by the parents of more than 4,700 fifth graders in Houston, Los Angeles and Birmingham, according to the story.

Read the USA Today story HERE.