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Figure 46.

Percentage of children ages 12 to 17 ever having been diagnosed with a learning disability or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, by poverty status: Selected years, 1999 through 2008


Percentage of children ages 12 to 17 ever having been diagnosed with a learning disability or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, by poverty status: Selected years, 1999 through 2008

NOTE: "Learning disability" is based on the question "Has a representative from a school or a health professional ever told you that [child's name] had a learning disability?" "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" is based on the question "Has a doctor or health professional ever told you that [child's name] had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?" Children in families whose incomes are below the poverty threshold are classified as poor; those in families with incomes at 100–199 percent of the poverty threshold are classified as near-poor, and those in families with incomes at 200 percent or more of the poverty threshold are classified as nonpoor. Detail may not sum to totals because of missing values for poverty.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, selected years, 1999–2008.
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