The prevalence of disability among children from birth to age 17 ranged from 4.9% to 14.0% for 2016 through 2018 in the United States according to the five definitions used in the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). About 23.5% of the children in the NSCH met one or more definitions of disability, equating to about 15.7 million children in total. Of the children who met one or more of the definitions, 42% met only one of the definitions and 8.7% met all five. The five definitions identified from 3.5 million to 10 . . .
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