ERIC Number: ED327335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-16
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental, Learning, and Emotional Problems: Health of Our Nation's Children, United States, 1988.
Zill, Nicholas; Schoenborn, Charlotte A.
Advance Data, n190 Nov 1990
This report presents data from the 1988 National Health Interview Survey of Child Health, which was conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. The data concern the proportions of young people (n=17,110) 17 years of age and under who were reported by their parents to have had: (1) a delay in development; (2) a learning disability; or (3) an emotional or behavioral problem that lasted 3 months or more or required psychological treatment. The report notes when each of the conditions was first noticed, and whether treatment, counseling, or special educational services were received for it. Survey-based prevalence estimates are compared with estimates based on clinical studies, U.S. Department of Education data on special education services, and previous health survey data on the receipt of psychological help by children and adolescents. Variations in prevalence by age, sex, family income, mother's education, race, Hispanic origin, and family structure are examined. Alternative explanations for observed group differences and changes in the counseling and educational services received for these conditions are discussed. Seven tables supplement the text; citations number 47. (RH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.