Share of U.S. children and youth with heart conditions and special needs 2016

This statistic depicts the percentage of children and adolescents in the U.S. who had a current or past heart condition and had select special health needs as of 2016. As of that time, around 43 percent of children and adolescents who had a current heart condition needed or used prescription medicines.

Percentage of children and adolescents in the U.S. with a current or past heart condition who had select special health care needs as of 2016

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Release date

September 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Age group

0-17 years

Supplementary notes

Based on having one or more of the following five conditions: needing or using prescription medicine; needing or using more medical care, mental health, or educational services than other children their age; having limitations in doing things, compared with other children their age; needing special therapy (e.g., physical, occupational, or speech therapy); or having an emotional, developmental, or behavioral problem in need of counseling or treatment. These conditions must be related to a medical, behavioral, or other health condition that has lasted or is expected to last 12 months or longer.
* Beyond those of a similarly aged child.

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