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  • Survey: 2020-2021 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Community and School Activities
  • Question: Indicator 5.3: Repeated grade(s) in school, age 6-17 years
  • Sub Group: Mental, emotional, developmental or behavioral problems

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Indicator 5.3: Since starting kindergarten, has this child repeated any grades, age 6-17 years?
YesNoTotal %
Child has 1 or more reported MEDB problems, and/or qualifies on CSHCN Screener MEDB criteria%12.088.0100.0
C.I.11.1 - 13.186.9 - 88.9
Sample Count1,80715,745
Pop. Est.1,502,55610,974,024
Child does not currently have mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral (MEDB) problems%4.295.8100.0
C.I.3.7 - 4.795.3 - 96.3
Sample Count1,22941,182
Pop. Est.1,511,44334,602,842

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

DATA ALERT: The “Mental, emotional, developmental or behavioral problems” subgroup is a composite of 10 conditions among children age 3-17 years (Tourette Syndrome, anxiety problems, depression, behavioral and conduct problem, developmental delay, intellectual disability, speech or other language disorder, learning disability, autism or autism spectrum disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and the CSHCN Screener questions on mental, emotional and behavioral problems. If a child currently has any of these 10 conditions and/or qualifies on the CSHCN Screener, then they are identified as having a mental, emotional, developmental or behavioral problem.

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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. 2020-2021 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 [].