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Pennsylvania

All statistics are based on parental reports. Not all items included in the main report are included here either due to sample size or space limitations.

The Child's Health and Health Care
IndicatorExplanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCNState % CSHCNNational % CSHCN
Physical Activityaged 6-17 who exercise 4 or more days per week 69.6 65.7 60.9
Overweight/Obesity Statusaged 10-17 who are overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 85th percentile) 25.8 41.3 36.3
Inadequate Insurancewith current insurance that is not adequate to meet health needs 20.3 25.0 29.4
Preventive Medical Carewith 1 or more preventive medical visits in the past year 92.5 95.1 91.4
Preventive Dental Carewith 2 or more preventive dental visits in the past year 55.9 60.5 57.1
Specialist Accesswho have problems receiving specialist care when needed 16.4 31.8 27.0
Medical Homewho receive comprehensive, ongoing, and coordinated care within a medical home 65.4 48.9 49.8
Personal Doctor or Nursewith at least one personal doctor or nurse 96.2 94.9 94.7
Usual Source of Carewith a usual source of care when sick 95.5 94.5 94.8
Family-Centered Carewho receive family-centered care 72.2 66.9 65.5
The Child's Home and Family
IndicatorExplanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCNState % CSHCNNational % CSHCN
Smoking in the Home who live in households where someone smokes inside the home 11.0 23.4 10.1
Television and Mediaaged 1-17 who watch more than 1 hour of TV per weekday 53.9 51.5 54.3
Family Mealswho share meals with their family on 4 or more days per week 74.2 74.7 76.0
Inadequate Sleepaged 6-17 who do not get adequate sleep every night of the week 39.2 38.2 41.1
Maternal Healthwho live with mothers who are in excellent or very good health 64.5 44.1 47.8
Parental Copingwhose parents feel they are coping very well with demands of parenthood 60.9 53.4 51.9
Parent-Child Relationshipwho share ideas with their parents very well 74.3 60.3 62.6
Parental Stresswhose parents usually or always feel stress due to parenting 5.6 22.0 20.0
The Child at School and in the Community
IndicatorExplanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCNState % CSHCNNational % CSHCN
School Engagementaged 6-17 who are adequately engaged in school 85.9 77.3 69.5
Missed School Daysaged 6-17 who missed 11 or more days of school in the past year 3.0 13.4 13.5
Repeating a Gradeaged 6-17 who have repeated one or more grades since kindergarten 7.7 14.9 18.5
Neighborhood Resourceswho live in neighborhoods with a park, sidewalks, a library, and a community center 45.2 43.9 47.9
Safety of Child in Neighborhoodwho live in neighborhoods that are always safe 56.3 52.4 49.2
Summary Measures
IndicatorExplanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCNState % CSHCNNational % CSHCN
Quality of Carewho meet a minimum quality of care index 48.9 38.6 35.9
Home Environmentwho meet criteria for a home environment summary measure 30.4 20.8 22.7
Neighborhood & Schoolwho meet criteria for a neighborhood/school safety and support measure 54.1 49.0 48.6

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