U.S. children diagnosed with a developmental disability as of 2015-2018, by condition

Data collected between 2015 and 2018 by the National Heath Interview Survey indicated the prevalence of any developmental disability among U.S. children aged 3-17 years was 17.8 percent. When separated by condition, the most common diagnoses were ADHD and learning disabilities. Other diagnoses in this report included autism spectrum disorder, blindness, cerebral palsy, moderate to profound hearing loss, intellectual disability, seizures in the past 12 months, stuttering or stammering in the past 12 months, or any other developmental delay. This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. children aged 3-17 years ever diagnosed with a developmental disability as of 2015 to 2018, by condition.

Percentage of U.S. children aged 3-17 years ever diagnosed with a developmental disability as of 2015-2018, by condition

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Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Age group

3-17 years

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