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Table 1 Descriptive data for Children with Chronic Illnesses Living in Low-Income Households (n = 2,755)

From: Summarizing activity limitations in children with chronic illnesses living in the community: a measurement study of scales using supplemented interRAI items

Variables Categories Prevalence (%)
Gender Male 57.7
Age group 4-8 years old 29.5
  9-12 years old 24.4
  13-16 years old 21.1
  17-20 year old 25.0
Child's current qualifying condition(s) Medical only 22.0
  Psychiatric/developmental/behavioral only 14.0
  Both types of conditions 64.0
Most Commonly Reported Diagnoses Or Conditions (Prevalence 10% or greater) Epilepsy/chronic seizure disorder 28.8
  Asthma/respiratory disorder 24.8
  Cerebral palsy 24.4
  Paraplegia/tetraplegia/quadriplegia 11.2
  Intellectual disability 48.4
  ADHD 25.7
  Autistic disorder 16.7
  Mood disorder 14.1
  Anxiety disorder 13.6
  Disruptive behavior disorder 10.6
  Restricted range of motion 35.3
  Pain 17.1
  Bedbound 16.2
  Contractures 14.9
  Falls related to condition 13.5
Procedural memory Unable to follow most or all multi-step instructions 82.3
Receptive Communication Sometimes, rarely, or never understands 54.8
Bladder control Frequent, usually, or always incontinent 47.5
Control of bowels Frequent, usually, or always incontinent 43.5
Urgent medical care in 30 days prior to assessment Physician visit 11.1
  Emergency department 8.0
  Hospital admission 5.3