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Lindsey I. Black; Nazik Elgaddal – National Center for Health Statistics, 2024
Chronic school absenteeism can lead to poorer academic performance and school engagement for students. It is also a risk factor for school dropout, which is associated with many long-term health impacts. This report uses data from the 2022 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to describe the percentage of children ages 5-17 who experienced…
Descriptors: Attendance, Children, Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education
Cynthia Reuben; Nazik Elgaddal – National Center for Health Statistics, 2024
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders of childhood. It is characterized by a pattern of inattention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity that leads to functional impairment experienced in multiple settings. Symptoms of ADHD occur during childhood, and many children continue to have symptoms and…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Zablotsky, Benjamin; Ng, Amanda E. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2023
Mental health disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and behavioral conditions, are common in school-aged children in the United States. Frontline treatments for mental health disorders can include medication, counseling or therapy, or both, depending on the condition and the age of the child. This report describes…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Mental Disorders, Access to Health Care
Zablotsky, Benjamin; Ng, Amanda E.; Black, Lindsey I.; Blumberg, Stephen J. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2023
This report provides updated prevalence estimates for diagnosed autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and other developmental delay among children 3-17 years from the 2019-2021 National Health Interview Survey, with differences in prevalence examined between years and by sex, age group, and race and Hispanic origin. Estimates are also…
Descriptors: Incidence, Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability
Zablotsky, Benjamin; Black, Lindsey I.; Akinbami, Lara J. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2023
The percentage of children with certain allergic conditions has increased over previous decades. Seasonal allergies, which includes hay fever, allergic rhinitis, and allergic conjunctivitis, causes sneezing, cough, runny nose, and itchy eyes. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, causes itchy, bumpy rashes and thickened skin that can appear…
Descriptors: Allergy, Children, Adolescents, Incidence
Ullmann, Heidi; Weeks, Julie D.; Madans, Jennifer H. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2022
Food insecurity, which affects an estimated 15 million Americans is the limited or uncertain availability of safe and nutritionally adequate foods, or the limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways. Food insecurity has been consistently associated with poor health outcomes in children, including poorer…
Descriptors: Hunger, Food, Children, Adolescents
Ullmann, Heidi; Weeks, Julie D.; Madans, Jennifer H. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2022
Children with disabilities are at increased risk of experiencing stressful life events. These events include various forms of abuse, neglect, and household instability, such as exposure to violence, parental or guardian incarceration, and living with someone with mental illness or alcohol or drug problems. Stressful life events experienced in…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Disabilities, Stress Variables
Ng, Amanda E.; Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Dzifa; Black, Lindsey I. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2022
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends 9-12 hours of sleep for children aged 6-12 years and 8-10 hours for those aged 13-18, yet only two-thirds of children meet these recommendations. This report uses 2020 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data to describe regular bedtimes, defined as going to sleep at the same time most days or…
Descriptors: Sleep, Child Health, Children, Adolescents
Black, Lindsey I.; Terlizzi, Emily P.; Vahratian, Anjel – National Center for Health Statistics, 2022
Sports team participation has been associated with increased levels of physical activity and improved physical and mental health among children and adolescents. Disparities in sports participation have been found across age, sex, race, disability, and socioeconomic subgroups. This report describes national estimates of parent-reported organized…
Descriptors: Children, Team Sports, Participation, Adolescents
Black, Lindsey I.; Ng, Amanda E.; Zablotsky, Benjamin – National Center for Health Statistics, 2021
Increasing the proportion of persons, including children, who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza is a Healthy People 2030 Leading Health Indicator. Vaccination is effective in preventing influenza. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends an annual influenza vaccination for children aged 6 months and over. This…
Descriptors: Diseases, Immunization Programs, Prevention, Infants
Zablotsky, Benjamin; Terlizzi, Emily P. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2020
About 16.5% of school-aged children had been diagnosed with a mental health disorder in the United States in 2016. The most common mental health disorders among children include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. This report describes the percentage of U.S. children aged 5-17 years who have taken…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Children, Adolescents
Zablotsky, Benjamin; Alford, Josephine M. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2020
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities are the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders in children and often coexist. Previous research has suggested that the prevalence of these conditions may differ by race and Hispanic origin. Using timely, nationally representative data, this report examines the…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Incidence, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Zablotsky, Benjamin; Black, Lindsey I. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2020
Objective: This report examines the prevalence of developmental disabilities among children in both rural and urban areas as well as service utilization among children with developmental issues in both areas. Methods: Data from the 2015-2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were used to examine the prevalence of 10 parent- or…
Descriptors: Incidence, Children, Adolescents, Developmental Disabilities
Mathews, T. J.; Hamilton, Brady E. – National Center for Health Statistics, 2019
Maternal education has been shown to be associated with the number of children a woman has during her childbearing years, as well as maternal and infant health (1-5). Using 2017 national birth certificate data, this report describes educational attainment of mothers aged 25 and over, overall and by race and Hispanic origin and state, and the mean…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Mothers, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Black, Lindsey I.; Zablotsky, Benjamin – National Center for Health Statistics, 2018
Objectives: This report describes associations between chronic school absenteeism and selected developmental disabilities (DDs) among school-aged children. Methods: Using the 2014-2016 National Health Interview Survey, multivariate logistic regression models were fit to estimate the association between DDs (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Developmental Disabilities, National Surveys, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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