Prevalence and impact of disabling chronic conditions in childhood.

  title={Prevalence and impact of disabling chronic conditions in childhood.},
  author={Paul W. Newacheck and Neal Halfon},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={88 4},
OBJECTIVES This study provides a current national profile of the prevalence and impact of chronic conditions causing childhood disability. Disability is defined as a long-term reduction in ability to conduct social role activities, such as school or play, because of a chronic physical or mental condition. METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive analysis was performed on data from 99513 children younger than 18 years who were included in the 1992-1994 National Health Interview Survey. The… CONTINUE READING

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