U.S. children with a developmental disability 2015-2018, by condition and urbanicity

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, with a significantly higher number of diagnoses in rural populations. When separated by condition, children living in rural areas were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and cerebral palsy as compared to those living in urban areas. In both rural and urban areas, the most common diagnoses were ADHD and learning disabilities. This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. children aged 3-17 years ever diagnosed with a developmental disability as of 2015-2018, by condition and urbanity.

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

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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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