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QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged <18 Years Who Regularly* Took Prescription Medication, by Health Insurance Coverage Status --- United States, 2003


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In 2003, approximately one in eight children had a condition for which they regularly took prescription medication. Children with private or public health insurance coverage were at least twice as likely as children with no health insurance coverage to have been on regular medication.

SOURCE: Dey AN, Bloom B. Summary health statistics for U.S. children: National Health Interview Survey, 2003. US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2005. Vital Health Stat 2005;10(223). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_223.pdf.

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Date last reviewed: 5/5/2005

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