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The number of children in the United States with chronic health conditions has dramatically increased in the past 4 decades, doubling from 12.8 percent in 1994 to 26.6 percent in 2006, with low-income, racial and ethnic minority children being disproportionately affected. This disturbing and costly trend would appear to confirm that found U.S. children were sicker today than their parent’s generation. Assisting families with financial hardship healthcare needs of medical treatments, medical supplies, medical bills, medical co-payments, and medications.
Approximately 27% of U.S. children live with chronic health conditions that can affect their daily lives and normal activities. These maladies often contribute greatly to school absenteeism, and require continual medical attention. Teachers misunderstanding of a child’s needs and misinformation about their illness. Families focused on social emotional issues, and the impact of illness on their child’s life. Districts emphasized school absences and falling behind in schoolwork. Providing our children with tutorials, and after school programs accompanied by qualified teachers specializing in kids with chronic illnesses.
On a larger public health scale, chronic illnesses are also responsible for 7 in 10 American deaths, twice as many deaths as all infectious/communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, combined, and they account for 78 cents of every health care dollar spent.
Chronic illness in children can also be disruptive to families and may result in negative effects on daily functioning and quality of life for multiple family members. Rising rates and undertreatment of chronic conditions during childhood may lead to poorer life outcomes and increased dependency on public support systems in adulthood.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chronic diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity and arthritis – are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems.
Females had a significantly higher prevalence of three or more chronic health conditions than males.