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Title:
   Expenditures for Treatment of Mental Health Disorders among Children, Ages 5-17, 2009-2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 440
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   June 11, 2014
Description:
   An annual average of 9.3 percent of U.S. children ages 5–17 (about 5.0 million children) received some type(s) of treatment for mental health disorders in 2009–2011, with 7.0 percent of U.S. children ages 5–17 receiving ambulatory care and 2.1 percent receiving prescription medications during this period.
Author(s):
   Karen E. Davis, MA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Children's Health, Health Insurance -- Coverage, Mental Health
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st440/stat440.pdf (236 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st440/stat440.shtml
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