Why Are Fewer Minority Children Diagnosed with ADHD?

Latino and black children are half as likely to be diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as their white peers, according to a new study backed by Pennsylvania State University.

Reuters Health reports that the school’s study followed 15,100 U.S. kindergarteners through middle school and, according to its leader Paul Morgan, noticed that disparities occur as early as kindergarten and then “remain and continue until the end of eighth grade.”

“It's a consistent pattern of what we're interpreting as comparative underdiagnosis for minority populations,” Morgan said in an interview with Reuters Health.