Table 2

Prevalence (95% confidence interval) of at-risk-for-overweight ( ≥ 85 percentile)1 and overweight ( ≥ 95 percentile) by age in children with ADHD and national estimates.

NHANES 1999–2002*

ADHD N = 98


AT RISK

2–5 yr

22.6%

42.9% (16.9, 68.8)

6–11 yr

31.2%

25.9% (14.6, 37.1)

12–19 yr

30.9%

30.8% (13.0, 48.5)

Overall

31.0%

29% (20.0, 38.0)

OVERWEIGHT

2–5 yr

10.3%

21% (0.0, 42.3)

6–11 yr

15.8%

16% (6.6, 25.4)

12–19 yr

16.1%

19% (3.9, 34.0)

Overall

16.0%

17.3% (9.8, 24.8)


1CDC recommended cut-off points for at-risk-for overweight and overweight (11). *Hedley et al. JAMA 2004

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