Study find, Prevalence of bone fractures among children and
A Study was conducted to determine the prevalence of bone fractures among children and adolescents with ADHD. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a significant neurodevelopment disorder among children and adolescents, with 5% prevalence. Bone fractures account for 25% of accidents and injuries among all children and adolescents.

Researchers examined patients 18 years or younger who were diagnosed with ADHD and tracked for five or more years. Effect size, using a random effects model, was calculated.

Results:
--The summary revealed the prevalence of bone fractures among children and adolescents with ADHD to be 4.83%.

--The location of bone fractures, using a subset of data, showed a distribution of 69.62%, 22.85%, and 7.53% in the upper limbs, lower limbs, and other anatomical regions, respectively.

--Another subset of studies revealed a 2.55-fold increase in the prevalence of fractures among the children with ADHD compared to their counterparts.

Conclusively, it is vital for clinicians, parents, and policymakers to be aware of these results in order to promote safe environments and provide assistance for children and adolescents with ADHD.

Source: https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-021-02821-x
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