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Cultural Factors of ADHD

Can you help me come up with some facts/information on ADHD multiculturally - (the cultural factors) based on up to date empirical research.

What are the similarities and differences across countries, cultures in regards to ADHD.

I am not looking for a response that is too lengthy. Straightforward response with straightforward facts, up to a page long would be great to incorporate to my presentation. Thank you!

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The most recent data I located was for 2003 and 2004. Let's take a closer look:

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Across all races, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Learning disabilities have been reported in up to 30% of children with this disorder. (http://www.ayubmed.edu.pk/JAMC/PAST/18-1/23Letter%20To%20Editor.pdf)

Child Trends DataBank reported data from 1997 through 2003 on the rate of ADHD for children aged 3 to 17 who were diagnosed with ADHD by a doctor, respectively:

? White, non-Hispanic: 6.5; 7.0 ; 6.7; 8.0; 7.4; 8.3; 7.5
? Black, non-Hispanic: 4.3; 4.9; 4.3; 5.0; 5.7; 7.8; 6.0
? Hispanic: 3.3; 3.5; 2.7; 3.8; 3.5; 3.7; 3.7
? Non-Hispanic other: 2.4; 2.2; 3.8; 2.1; 3.7; ...

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This solution provides facts/information on ADHD multiculturally (the cultural factors) based on up to date empirical research, including the ADHD similarities and differences across countries.

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