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

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

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.
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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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Current heart conditionPast heart condition
Has one or more special health care needs60%40%
Needs or uses prescription medicines42.8%26.6%
Above average use of health care or educational services*41.8%23.9%
Has functional limitations30.7%17.4%
Needs or uses physical, occupational, or speech therapies22.4%14.4%
Needs or receives treatment or counseling for emotional, developmental or behavioral conditions23.4%22.5%
Current heart conditionPast heart condition
Has one or more special health care needs60%40%
Needs or uses prescription medicines42.8%26.6%
Above average use of health care or educational services*41.8%23.9%
Has functional limitations30.7%17.4%
Needs or uses physical, occupational, or speech therapies22.4%14.4%
Needs or receives treatment or counseling for emotional, developmental or behavioral conditions23.4%22.5%
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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.
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