Prevelance of any MBDD among children U.S. 2011-2012, by family factors

This statistic shows the prevalence of having any mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder (MBDD) among children in the U.S. from 2011 to 2012, by family factors. At that time, it was estimated that 35.5 percent of children aged 2 to 8 who lived in a family that had difficulty getting by on the family income had some MBDD.

Prevalence of any mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder (MBDD)* among children in the U.S. from 2011 to 2012, by family factors

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Release date

March 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011-2012

Number of respondents

35,121 respondents

Age group

2 to 8 years

Special properties

Reported by parents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Including parent report of whether they were ever told by a health care professional that the child had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety problems, behavioral or conduct problems such as oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder, Tourette syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, learning disability, intellectual disability, developmental delay, or speech or other language problems.
†† Based on responses of “fair or poor” (i.e., compared with excellent, very good, or good) to questions about maternal and paternal mental health. Maternal question: “In general, what is the status of [child name’s [mother’s/your] mental and emotional health?” Paternal question: “In general, what is the status of [child name]’s [father’s/your] mental and emotional health?”
§§ Based on responses of “very often” or “somewhat often” (i.e., compared with rarely or never) to “Since [the child] was born, how often has it been very hard to get by on your family’s income, for example, it was hard to cover the basics like food or housing?”
¶¶ Based on responses of “no” to “Is there someone that you can turn to for day-to-day emotional help with [parenthood/raising children]?”
*** Regarding children aged 2–3 years, based on responses of “yes” to “During the past 12 months, did you or anyone in the family have to quit a job, not take a job, or greatly change your job because of problems with child care for [the child]?”

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