Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder, and also among the most prevalent chronic health conditions affecting school-aged children. The literature states that Latinos are at a greater risk to have ADHD, yet the studies also show that they are less likely to be diagnosed. The Latino population in the United States is the fastest growing ethnicity. The main purpose of this study is to identify whether being Latino and/or speaking a primary language other than English in the home will decrease the likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD. California Health Interview Survey 2007 Child questionnaire data were analyzed to discern if either being Latino and/or speaking a language other than English in the home had an effect on ADHD diagnosis for California children 11 years and under. Both hypotheses were found to decrease the likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD. Results, conclusions and future suggestions were discussed.
|Commitee:||Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
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