Table 3

Prevalence of at-risk-for-overweight( ≥ 85th %ile)1and overweight ( ≥ 95th %ile) in children with ADHD receiving stimulants medication to those not receiving stimulant medication.

Receiving stimulant medication

All Subjects

Underweight <15th percentile

Healthy Weight 15th to 85th percentile

At Risk 85th to 95th percentile

Overweight >95th percentile


YES

33% (32)

0

78% (25)

16% (5)

6% (2)

NO

67% (66)

8% (5)

33% (22)

36% (24) *

23% (15) *

Total

100% (98)

5% (5)

48% (47)

30% (29)

17% (17)


1CDC recommended cut-off points for at-risk-for overweight and overweight (11). Fisher Exact Test (p < .05)

Curtin et al. BMC Pediatrics 2005 5:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-5-48

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