ADHD and psychiatric comorbidity
ADHD throughout the years (CDC)
National Prevalence of ADHD and Treatment
National survey of the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome -Survey about children aged 2 to 15 years old in 2011-2012.
What types of treatment do children with ADHD receive?
Autism Data Visualization Tool– prevalence estimates and demographic characteristics at the national, state and community levels (CDC)
CDC releases first estimates of the number of adults living with autism spectrum disorder in the United States
New ASD prevalence numbers show gaps are closing, but more work is needed
National Database for Autism Research– HealthData.Gov
Prevalence of self-injurious behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorders
Birth prevalence of cerebral palsy
Prevalence of cerebral palsy, co-occurring autism spectrum disorders, and motor functioning
Increase in developmental disabilities among children in the United States
Trends in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, intellectual disabilities, and vision impairment, Metropolitan Atlanta, 1991-2010
U.S. children with diagnosed anxiety and depression
Facts and Statistics
- Each year, around the world, between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer from a spinal cord injury.
- The majority of spinal cord injuries are due to preventable causes such as road traffic crashes, falls or violence.
- Spinal cord injury is associated with lower rates of school enrollment and economic participation.
Spinal Cord Injuries Are Most Commonly caused by:
Age of Injury
The average age of injury has increased from 20 years during the 1970’s to currently 42 years of age.
Males account for approximately 80% of new spinal cord injury cases.
Life expectancies for persons with SCI continue to increase, but are still somewhat below life expectancies.
Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Care and Cure
National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
Spinal Cord Injury News Blog
World Health Organization
Website: News Medical Life Sciences
The study, which compares comorbidities among patients with ASD and ADHD, and ASD alone, is one of the largest of its kind.
A team of researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute used the data from a cross-sectional survey of children aged between six to seventeen years old with ASD. The study included 3,319 children, 1,503 of which had ADHD and were monitored by the Interactive Autism Network between 2006 and 2013. Click here to read the rest of the story