Children under age 6 whose parents had predictive concerns about their development

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Definitions:  Parents of children ages 4 months to 5 years are concerned about their childs development.
Eight questions were asked of parents of children ages 4 months to 5 years.  Parents who answered all questions and who answered "a lot" or "a little"  to any question considered predictive for the age of their child were included in this measure. The questions asked were:
"Are you concerned a lot, a little, or not at all about how he/she talks and makes speech sounds?" (predictive at 4 months- 5 years)
"Are you concerned a lot, a little, or not at all about how he/she understands what you say?" (predictive at 18 months-5 years)
"Are you concerned a lot, a little, or not at all about how he/she uses his/her hands and fingers to do things?" (predictive at 5 years)
"Are you concerned a lot, a little, or not at all about how he/she uses his/her arms and legs?" (predictive at 3 to 5 years)
"Are you concerned a lot, a little, or not at all about how he/she behaves?" (never predictive)
"Are you concerned a lot, a little, or not at all about how he/she gets along with others?" (predictive at 4 months- 17 months)
"Are you concerned a lot, a little, or not at all about how he/she is learning to do things for himself/herself?" (never predictive)
"Are you concerned a lot, a little, or not at all about how he/she is learning pre-school or school skills?" (predictive at 5 years)

The last two questions were not asked of all ages.

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 (NSCH). For information on the NSCH, see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/slaits/nsch.htm.

Footnotes: Data for the 2011-2012 NSCH were collected February 2011 through June 2012.
Data were not collected for Puerto Rico.