QuickStats: Percentage* of Children† Aged <18 Years Who Received a Well-Child Checkup in the Past 12 Months,§ by Age Group and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008 and 2018¶
Weekly / February 28, 2020 / 69(8);222
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* Percentages shown with 95% confidence intervals.
† Children defined here as infants, children, and adolescents (i.e., persons aged 0–17 years).
§ Based on the response of “yes” to the survey question “During the past 12 months did (sample child) receive a well-child checkup — that is, a general checkup when (he/she) was not sick or injured?”
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample child component.
The percentage of children aged 0–17 years who received a well-child checkup increased from 75.8% in 2008 to 86.5% in 2018. Receipt of a well-child checkup increased for all age groups: from 86.7% to 91.9% among those aged 0–4 years, from 74.5% to 86.9% among those aged 5–11 years, and from 68.0% to 81.7% among those aged 12–17 years. For both 2008 and 2018, the percentage of children who received a well-child checkup decreased as age increased.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2008 and 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Lindsey I. Black, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4548; Peter Boersma, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged <18 Years Who Received a Well-Child Checkup in the Past 12 Months, by Age Group and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008 and 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:222. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6908a5external icon.
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