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Children’s health stats in US

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Health status

  • Percent of children aged 0-4 years who are in fair or poor health: 1.5% (2022)
  • Percent of children aged 5-11 years who are in fair or poor health: 2.2% (2022)
  • Percent of children aged 5-11 years who missed 11 or more days of school in the past 12 months because of illness, injury, or disability: 8.0% (2022)


  • Percent of children aged 6-11 years who are obese: 20.3% (2017-2018)

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of children under age 18 years without health insurance: 4.2%

Access to care

  • Percent of children 0-4 years with a usual source of health care: 97.5% (2022)

Mortality – Children aged 1-4 years

  • Number of deaths: 3,816
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 25.0

Mortality – Children aged 5-14 years

  • Number of deaths: 5,975
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 14.3

Leading causes of death – Children aged 1-4 years

  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Assault (homicide)

Leading causes of death – Children aged 5-9 years

  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)
  • Cancer
  • Assault (homicide)

Leading causes of death – Children aged 10-14 years

  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide)
  • Cancer

Source: CDC Fastfacts

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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