Children under age 6 in family-based childcare

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Children under age 6 in family-based childcare

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Definitions: Children under age 6 who are reported to regularly attend family-based child care outside of their home.
Regular attendance at family-based child care is defined as at least once a week during the past month.

Data Source: Child Trends analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Survey of Children’s Health.
The state-level data used here come from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). The NSCH includes information on over 102,000 children under age 18, with roughly 2,000 children per state. Households were selected through a random-digit-dial sample, and one child was randomly selected in each household. Information on each child is based on responses of the parent or guardian in the household who was most knowledgeable about the sampled child’s health. Information was collected via a computer-assisted telephone interview. For more information on the NSCH, see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/slaits/nsch.htm.

Footnotes: Updated July 2009.
N.A. – Data not available.