Table WORK 6. Selected Chronic Health Conditions per 1,000 Children Age 0 to 17, 1984 - 1994
|Chronic Diseases of Tonsils or Adenoids||34||30||23||28||26||23|
|Deformity or Orthopedic Impairment||35||36||29||33||29||28|
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Trends in the Well-Being of America's Children and Youth: 1997. Table HC 2.4.
- Respiratory conditions were the most prevalent chronic health conditions experienced by children age 0 to 17 throughout the time period, especially asthma. In 1994, 69 children per thousand had asthma. This is up from 43 children per thousand in 1984.
- Fewer children age 0 to 17 had a visual impairment compared to other impairments in each year.
- In 1994, 18 children per thousand had heart disease. This is down from 29 children per thousand in 1990 and 1992.