QuickStats: Percentage* of Children and Teens Aged 5–17 Years Who Missed >10 School Days in the Past 12 Months Because of Illness or Injury,† by Sex and Age — National Health Interview Survey, 2013–2015§
Weekly / July 7, 2017 / 66(26);708
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Number of missed school days was based on the following question: “During the past 12 months about how many days did (child) miss school because of illness or injury?” Children who did not attend school were excluded.
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Child component.
During 2013–2015, 3.9% of boys and 4.3% of girls missed >10 school days in the past 12 months because of illness or injury. Among children aged 15–17 years, girls were more likely than boys to miss >10 school days (6.8% compared with 3.9%). Among girls, those aged 15–17 years were more likely than girls aged 5–10 years and girls aged 11–14 years to miss >10 school days (6.8% compared with 3.2% and 4.0%, respectively). Among boys, there was no difference by age.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 2013–2015. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Teens Aged 5–17 Years Who Missed >10 School Days in the Past 12 Months Because of Illness or Injury, by Sex and Age — National Health Interview Survey, 2013–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:708. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6626a8.
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