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  • Survey: 2022 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Emotional and Mental Health
  • Question: Children who work to finish the tasks they start, age 6-17 years
  • Sub Group: Emotional, behavioral or developmental problems for which treatment or counseling is needed

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How often does this child work to finish tasks he or she starts, age 6-17 years?
AlwaysUsuallySometimesNeverTotal %
CSHCN qualifying on mental health criteria%12.435.145.27.3100.0
C.I.10.8 - 14.232.7 - 37.542.6 - 47.85.9 - 9.0
Sample Count6402,0982,566361
Pop. Est.844,0082,383,5463,070,103496,293
CSHCN NOT qualifying on mental health criteria%30.343.624.41.8100.0
C.I.27.7 - 33.040.6 - 46.521.6 - 27.41.1 - 3.0
Sample Count1,3092,2251,02855
Pop. Est.1,723,4832,479,5261,387,169101,453
C.I.39.2 - 41.745.2 - 47.711.6 - 13.20.5 - 0.9
Sample Count8,75911,8042,846124
Pop. Est.15,065,65317,295,1704,613,467242,481

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

DATA ALERT: Children with ongoing emotional, behavioral or developmental problems for which treatment or counseling is needed are identified by the answers to two questions on the validated CSHCN Screener. For more information, email

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Data Source: National Survey of Children’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Citation: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2022 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data query. Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from [].