Health limitations may limit the labor force participation of parents and therefore illustrate a risk of dependence.
Table WORK 6. Selected Chronic Health Conditions per 1,000 Children Ages 0 to 17, 1984 to 1994
|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.|
|Chronic Diseases of Tonsils or Adenoids||34||30||23||28||26||23|
|Deformity or Orthopedic Impairment||35||36||29||33||29||28|
- Respiratory conditions were the most prevalent chronic health conditions experienced by children ages 0 to 17 throughout the time period, especially asthma. In 1994, 69 children per thousand had asthma, up from 43 children per thousand in 1984. The prevalence of chronic sinusitis also increased, from 47 children per thousand in 1984, to 65 children per thousand by 1994.
- In 1994, 28 children per thousand had a deformity or orthopedic impairment, down from 35 children per thousand in 1984.
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