Data table for Figure 11

Limitation of activity caused by selected chronic health conditions among children, by age: United States, 2005–2006

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Under 5 years5–11 years12–17 years
Type of chronic health conditionRateSERateSERateSE
Number of children with limitation of activity caused by selected chronic health conditions per 1,000 population
Speech problem15.01.322.
Asthma or breathing problem7.
Mental retardation or other developmental problem7.
Other mental, emotional, or behavioral problem3.80.712.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder * *
Learning disability*2.20.519.11.330.31.7

SE is standard error.


Estimates are considered unreliable. Data preceded by an asterisk have a relative standard error (RSE) of 20%–30%. Data not shown have an RSE of greater than 30%.

NOTES: Data are for noninstitutionalized children. Children with limitation of activity caused by chronic health conditions were either identified by enrollment in special programs (special education or early intervention services) or by a limitation in their ability to perform activities usual for their age group because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem. Conditions refer to response categories in the National Health Interview Survey. Children with more than one chronic health condition causing activity limitation were counted in each condition category. Starting in 2001, the condition list for children was expanded to include categories for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) and learning disability. Thus, comparable data for this figure are not available prior to 2001. See Appendix II, Condition; Limitation of activity. See related Table 58.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey.

From: Chartbook

Cover of Health, United States, 2008
Health, United States, 2008: With Special Feature on the Health of Young Adults.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2009 Mar.

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