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  • Survey: 2018-2019 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Emotional and Mental Health
  • Question: Indicator 2.9: Medication for ADD/ADHD, autism/ASD, or other emotional/behavioral difficulties, age 3-17 years
  • Sub Group: Age groups, 3-17 years

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Indicator 2.9: Is this child taking medication for ADD/ADHD, autism/ASD, or difficulties with emotions, concentration, or behavior, age 3-17 years?
YesNoTotal %
3-5 years old%1.298.8100.0
C.I.0.7 - 1.898.2 - 99.3
Sample Count889,123
Pop. Est.136,97311,706,975
6-11 years old%7.692.4100.0
C.I.7.0 - 8.391.7 - 93.0
Sample Count1,71116,493
Pop. Est.1,838,26922,388,905
12-17 years old%12.987.1100.0
C.I.12.1 - 13.886.2 - 87.9
Sample Count3,79120,733
Pop. Est.3,193,78721,533,948

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

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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. 2018-2019 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 [].