Table 5Estimated Prevalence Rates of ADHD In School-Age Population by Gender, Setting, and DSM Version from Meta-Analysis

GenderPrevalence (%)95% Confidence Interval
Male9.2(5.8, 13.6)
Female3.0(1.9, 4.5)
School sample6.9(5.5, 8.5)
Community sample10.3(8.2, 12.7)
DSM-III6.8(5.0, 9.0)
DSM-III-R10.3(7.7, 13.4)

From: Summary of Findings

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