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Children living in poverty more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

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“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities are more common in families locked into a cycle of poverty, a new U.S. government report suggests.

Nearly 19 percent of children living in families below the federal poverty level had a diagnosis of ADHD or a learning disability, compared with about 13 percent of families at or above the poverty level, the new report shows. A family of four with a household income of $26,200 is living at the 2020 federal poverty level”

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