Robin A Cohen

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OBJECTIVE To fill gaps in crucial data needed for health and educational planning, we determined the prevalence of developmental disabilities in US children and in selected populations for a recent 12-year period. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS We used data on children aged 3 to 17 years from the 1997-2008 National Health Interview Surveys, which are ongoing(More)
OBJECTIVE This report presents selected prevalence estimates for children ages 4-17 years with difficulties in emotions, concentration, behavior, or being able to get along with others using data from the 2001, 2002, and 2003 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS). METHODS Data for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population were collected using(More)
This paper examines the relationship between the impact of children's emotional and behavioural difficulties and the use of mental health services, using 3 years of nationally representative data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data for the years 2001, 2003 and 2004 were combined (n = 29 265) to identify a sample of 1423 children aged 4-17 years(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents data on access to health care for U.S. working-age adults, 18-64 years old. Access indicators are examined by selected sociodemographic characteristics including sex, age, race and/or ethnicity, place of residence, employment status, income, health status, and health insurance status. METHODS Data are from the 1993 Access(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents national estimates of access to medical care and unmet health care needs for children through 17 years of age by selected sociodemographic variables including sex, age, race and/or ethnicity, family income, family structure, place of residence, and health status. In addition, the impact of children's health insurance status(More)
OBJECTIVES This report examines access to health care for older adults, 65 years of age and over. In the United States for 1993. Access indicators include having a regular source of care, place of care, main reason for no regular source of care, unmet health care needs, and use of clinical and preventive services. Sociodemographic characteristics include(More)
KEY FINDINGS Data from the National Health Interview Survey. In 2005-2006, 15% of U.S. children aged 4-17 years had parents who talked to a health care provider or school staff about their child's emotional or behavioral difficulties. This included 18% of boys and 11% of girls. Approximately 5% of children were prescribed medication for difficulties with(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents long-term trends in the number and percentage of persons under age 65 years with different types of health insurance coverage and with no coverage. It documents changes in how the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has collected information about coverage over almost 50 years. It also compares recent trends in coverage(More)
KEY FINDINGS Data from the National Health Interview Survey: 2008. Almost 13 million young adults aged 20-29 years did not have health insurance coverage in 2008 (30%). Young men aged 20-29 years were 36% more likely than young women of that age to be uninsured. Young adults aged 20-29 years without insurance were less likely to have a usual source of(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents state, regional, and national estimates of the percentages of persons under 65 years of age who were uninsured, who had private health insurance coverage, and who had Medicaid or State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) coverage. METHODS The estimates were derived from the Family Core component of the 2004-2006(More)