QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Teens Aged 6–17 Years Who Misse

During 2014–2016, children aged 6–17 years whose parent or guardian indicated the child had serious emotional or behavioral difficulties (EBDs) were almost four times as likely to miss >10 days of school because of illness or injury compared with children without serious EBDs (13.4% compared with 3.5%). Among children with serious EBDs, those aged 6–10 years were less likely (8.0%) to miss >10 days of school compared with children aged 11–14 years (15.6%) and children aged 15–17 years (19.5%). Among children without serious EBDs those aged 15–17 years (4.7%) were more likely to miss >10 school days compared with children aged 6–10 years (3.0%) and children aged 11–14 years (3.3%).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.


Reported by: Cynthia Reuben, MA, car4@cdc.gov, 301-458-4458.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Teens Aged 6–17 Years Who Missed >10 Days of School in the Past 12 Months Because of Illness or Injury, by Serious Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties Status and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:1239. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6644a13.

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