|Hyperkinetic disorders||National prevalence in 2004||Estimated local absolute number *|
|5-10 yrs old||1.6%||293|
|11-16 yrs old||1.4%||259|
|5-16 yrs old||1.5%||552|
*Estimate for Central Bedfordshire based on local population numbers (rounded figures) National Estimate from Mental health of children and young people in Great Britain 2004 (latest data)
- It is difficult to establish time trends in ADHD due to increasing awareness of the diagnosis leading to apparent increasing prevalence. Prevalence estimates are very sensitive to diagnostic classification used.
- ADHD is thought to be associated with psychosocial adversity. Therefore it would be expected to be associated with areas of higher social deprivation.
Last updated Friday, 22nd April 2016