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OBJECTIVES This report presents data on the prevalence of diagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as reported by parents of school-aged children (ages 6-17 years) in 2011-2012. Prevalence changes from 2007 to 2011-2012 were evaluated using cohort analyses that examine the consistency in the 2007 and 2011-2012 estimates for children whose diagnoses could(More)
Companies that offer loyalty reward programs believe that their programs have a long-run positive effect on customer evaluations and behavior. However, if loyalty rewards programs increase relationship durations and usage levels, customers will be increasingly exposed to the complete spectrum of service experiences, including experiences that may cause(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents the development, plan, and operation of the 2009-2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, a module of the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey. The survey is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. This survey was designed to(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents national estimates of the probabilities of marital and cohabitation outcomes for women 15-44 years of age in 1995, by a wide variety of individual- and community-level characteristics. The life-table analysis in this report takes a life cycle approach to estimate the probabilities that: a woman will marry for the first time,(More)
Using the 2003 National Survey of Children's Health, this paper examines the physical and mental health of children by family structure. Children in step, single-mother, or grandparent-only families had poorer health than children living with two biological parents. Adjusting for demographic differences reduced observed disparities, although children living(More)
T his paper examines the link between a supplier's marketing and service operations and its business cus-tomers' subsequent repatronage behavior. We develop a dynamic model of service contract renewal for an individual firm, at the contract level, recognizing interdependencies among service contract renewal decisions due to the firm's purchase of multiple(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite marked improvements over the past century, oral health in America is a significant problem: caries is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Much oral health research examines influences primarily in the oral cavity or focuses on a limited number of individual-level factors. The purpose of this article was to present a more(More)
OBJECTIVES We estimate the prevalence of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) in 70 metropolitan and four micropolitan statistical areas across the United States. METHODS The data are from the 2001 National Survey of CSHCN, which was sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics.(More)
Objectives—This report presents national estimates of the duration of first and second marriages for women 15–44 years of age in 1995. National estimates of the probability of divorce given separation and of the probability of remarriage given divorce are also presented. Methods—The life-table estimates are based on a nationally representative sample of(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective is to use the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Screener to identify subgroups of CSHCN differentiated by health status and complexity of need. METHODS Data are from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2001 and the National Survey of Children's Health, 2003 (conducted by the Maternal and(More)