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  1. Prevalence and impact of multiple childhood chronic illnesses.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To determine the prevalence and impact of multiple chronic conditions on children's health status and utilization of health services.

    Design

    Analysis of the 1988 National Health Interview Survey on Child Health.

    Setting

    Nationally representative sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population.

    Participants

    A total of 17,710 children less than 18 years of age selected in a stratified cluster sampling of U.S. households.

    Intervention

    None.

    Results

    We estimated that fewer than 5% of children have multiple (two or more) chronic conditions and that less than 1% of children had three or more such conditions.

    However, despite this low overall prevalence, some notable features of multiple chronic conditions stand out.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie, Chronique, Consommation, Soin, Service santé, Enfant, Handicap, Complication, Développement, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disease, Chronic, Consumption, Care, Health service, Child, Handicap, Complication, Development, Epidemiology, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0222409

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.