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Title:
   Expenditures for Treatment of Mental Health Disorders among Children Ages 5-17, 2007-2009: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 357
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 9, 2012
Description:
   An annual average of 8.6 percent of U.S. children ages 5-17 (about 4.6 million persons) received some type(s) of treatment for mental health disorders in 2007-2009, with 6.7 percent of U.S. children ages 5-17 receiving ambulatory care and 1.8 percent receiving prescription medications during this period. On average, 1.0 percent received other services such as hospital inpatient stays, emergency room visits, or home health care.
Author(s):
   Karen E. Davis, MA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Children's Health
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st357/stat357.pdf (98 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st357/stat357.shtml
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