Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.12 Children's Health and Special Needsa (Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)

06/10/2003

Table D.12
Children's Health and Special Needsa
(Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)
  All Cases
Type of Problem / Special Needb
Asthma 34
Medical problems 42
Learning problems 35
Behavior problems 24
Depression / mental health problems 2
Other 6
Age of Child with Problems / Special Needsb
5 and under 41
6 to 12 49
13 to 17 26
Child Receives SSI Benefits 27
Child is Limited in Activities 53
Number of Children Limited in Activities
0 47
1 45
2 7
3 1
Sample Size 120
Source: MPR's 2001-02 survey of Illinois TANF cases.
Notes: The survey data have been weighted to be representative of all single-parent TANF recipients in Illinois. Survey item nonresponse may cause the sample sizes for specific variables to be smaller than those shown. Rounding may cause percentages to sum to something other than 100. We conducted two-tailed t-tests (for continuous variables) and chi-square tests (for categorical variables) for differences between employed and not employed case heads.
a Tabulated for cases with at least one child with health, behavioral, or special needs.
b Percentages do not add to 100 percent due to cases with multiple children with health, behavioral, or special needs.

 

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