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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide
  • Topic: Health Care Access and Quality
  • Question: Indicator 4.5: Received needed mental health care, age 2-17 years (details)
  • Sub Group: Age - 3 groups (0-17 yrs)

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Indicator 4.5: Receipt of needed mental health treatment or counseling in the past 12 months (details)
Needed but did not get mental health servicesNeeded & received mental health servicesTotal %
0-5 yrs old%56.643.4100.0
C.I.(50.0 - 63.3)(36.7 - 50.0)
Sample Count485385
Pop. Est.409,825313,631
6-11 yrs old%37.462.6100.0
C.I.(33.8 - 41.1)(58.9 - 66.2)
Sample Count1,1572,031
Pop. Est.940,6711,571,397
12-17 yrs old%35.964.1100.0
C.I.(32.2 - 39.6)(60.4 - 67.8)
Sample Count1,1522,593
Pop. Est.1,060,0951,892,009

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children’s Health was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

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