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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Who Visited an Urgent Care Center or a Clinic in a Drug Store or Grocery Store in the Past 12 Months, by Age Group and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021–2022

The percentage of children and adolescents aged ≤17 years who had at least one visit to an urgent care center or a clinic in a drug store or grocery store in the past 12 months increased from 21.6% in 2021 to 28.4% in 2022. This increase was noted for all age groups during 2021–2022. In Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years Who Practiced Yoga During the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2022

QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years Who Practiced Yoga During the Past 12 Months,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2022

In 2022, 12.3% of children and adolescents aged 4–17 years had practiced yoga in the past 12 months. Children and adolescents aged 4–11 years were more likely to have practiced yoga than those aged 12–17 years (14.7% versus 9.2%). The declining percentages with age were found for both males and females: 10.4% versus 5.3% among Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Who Had Ever Received a Diagnosis of Concussion or Brain Injury, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2022

In 2022, 2.3 million (3.2%) children and adolescents aged ≤17 years had ever received a diagnosis of a concussion or brain injury. Diagnosis of a concussion or brain injury increased with age, from 1.0% among those aged 0–5 years to 2.3% among those aged 6–11 years, and 5.9% among those aged 12–17 years. Percentages were Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 5–17 Years Who Received Free or Reduced-Cost Meals at School During the Previous 12 Months, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity and Family Income — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, 51.6% of all U.S. children and adolescents aged 5–17 years received free or reduced-cost meals at school during the previous 12 months; NH Black or African American (66.2%) and Hispanic or Latino (Hispanic) (64.4%) children and adolescents were more likely to receive free or reduced-cost meals at school than were NH White (42.7%) Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 6–17 Years Who Have Roads, Sidewalks, Paths, or Trails Where They Can Walk or Ride a Bicycle, by Urban-Rural Status and Family Income 

During 2020, 88.7% of children and adolescents aged 6–17 years had roads, sidewalks, paths, or trails in their neighborhood or near their home where they could walk or ride a bicycle. Availability of these spaces was less common among children and adolescents who lived in families with incomes <200% of FPL (85.6%) than among those Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 5–17 Years Who Reported Being Tired Most Days or Every Day, by Age Group and Hours of Screen Time

In 2020, 3.5% of children aged 5–11 years and 10.9% of adolescents aged 12–17 years reported being tired on most days or every day. Among adolescents aged 12–17, the percentage reporting being tired was higher (12.0%) for those who reported >2 hours of screen time (in addition to that for schoolwork) per weekday than for Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 0–17 Years Who Have Experienced a Specified Stressful Life Event, by Type of Event and Poverty Status

In 2019, 20.7% of children and adolescents in families with incomes <200% of the poverty threshold and 12.6% of children and adolescents in families with incomes ≥200% of the poverty threshold had experienced at least one specified stressful life event. Children and adolescents in families with incomes <200% of the poverty threshold were more likely Read More >

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