Study shows latinos less likley to get adhd
January 23, 2013 · Print This Article
A study Kaiser Permanente study says Hispanics are less likely than non-Hispanics to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, in contract; non-Hispanic white children were diagnosed the most.
The nine year study searched medical records of almost 850,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 from Kaiser Permanente in Southern California.
Though the findings may be surprising to some, it suggests no causations or correlations, meaning no one know why there is such an ethnic divide. The study also showed boys were more likely to be diagnosed than girls and families making more than %30,000 a year were more likely to have a child with ADHD than a family that makes less than that amount.
Since the study relied entirely on provide medical records, factors such as cultural norms and family dynamics were not available for the study.