November 13, 2017
During 2014–2016, children aged 6–17 years whose parent or guardian indicated the child had serious emotional or behavioral difficulties (EBDs) were almost four times as likely to miss more than 10 days of school because of illness or injury compared with children without serious EBDs (13.4% compared with 3.5%).
Among children with serious EBDs, those aged 6–10 years were less likely (8%) to miss more than 10 days of school compared with children aged 11–14 years (15.6%) and children aged 15–17 years (19.5%).
Among children without serious EBDs those aged 15–17 years (4.7%) were more likely to miss >10 school days compared with children aged 6–10 years (3%) and children aged 11–14 years (3.3%).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2016
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July 7, 2017
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.
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Posted by Kim Rodriguez