Childhood Obesity: An estimated 31.3% of US children age 10-17 were reported as overweight or obese, ranging from 22.1% to 39.8% across US states.
NEW TOPIC! Premature Birth: Nearly 12% of US children have parents who report they were born premature, ranging from 8.5% to 15.7% across US states.
Missing School: Over 1 in 7 US children with special health care needs (CSHCN) miss more than 2 weeks of school in a year due to their health, ranging from 5.9% to 25.5% across US states.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: As reported in this HRSA/CDC report, prevalence of ASD increased to 1 in 50 US children age 2-17. Read this report for more information!
Health Insurance and Quality
Consistent Insurance: An estimated 88.7% of US children had consistent health insurance coverage in the past year, with a wide range between 78.2% to 95.9% across US states.
Developmental Screening: As reported in the HRSA/CDC report on ASD, nearly 31% of young US children are reported to have received standardized developmental screening. Ranging from 17.5% to 58.0% across US states.
Medical Home: About half of US children meet minimum criteria for receiving care within a Medical Home, 54.4%. Rates vary widely across states and fall to 36.4% and 46.8% for children in poverty and children with special health care needs, respectively.
Positive Health and Risks
NEW TOPIC! Adverse Childhood Events: Nearly a third of US youth age 12-17 have experienced two or more adverse childhood events (30.5%), with a range of 23.0% to 44.4% across US states.
Developmental Risk for Young Children: Over 1 in 4 US children under age 6 meet criteria for risk for developmental problems or delays. This ranges from 18.0% to 33.2% across US states.
Family and Home Health
Mother's Health: An estimated 56.7% of mothers of US children experience excellent or very good physical and mental health, dropping to 45.8% for mothers of children with special health care needs.
Smoking In the Home: Nearly 1 in 4 US children live in households where someone smokes (24.1%), ranging from 12.4% to 41.0% across US states.
Neighborhood Resources: While over half of US children live in neighborhoods with all four amenities assessed, this varies from 29.4% to 75.7% across US states.