TABLE 1.

Characteristics of Children With Behavioral Disorders, Physical Conditions, and Controls

CharacteristicBehavioral*, Weighted % = 6.6Physical, Weighted % = 7.2Controls,Weighted % = 85.7
Age (%)
  2–5 y6.024.927.1
  6–12 y51.843.741.9
  13–17 y42.231.431.0
Sex (%)
  Male65.464.149.2
  Female34.635.950.8
Race (%)
  Hispanic8.016.113.7
  Black and non-Hispanic12.225.213.3
  White/other79.858.773.0
Insurance (%)
  Private71.760.073.0
  Public22.430.817.0
  None5.99.210.0
Poverty status (%)
  Poor/low income41.352.239.1
  Middle income33.622.836.6
  High income25.125.024.3
Family size (mean)4.24.24.4
  • Children 2 to 18 years old were weighted to reflect complex sampling scheme. Numbers (%) represent percent of column total.

  • * Behavioral disorders were based on ICD-9 diagnoses for affective psychoses, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance, conduct, ADHD, and miscellaneous disorders.

  • Physical conditions were based on ICD-9 diagnoses for asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy.