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Alabama

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
Indicator Explanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCN State % CSHCN National % CSHCN
Physical Activity aged 6-17 who exercise 4 or more days per week 72.0 72.8 60.9
Overweight/Obesity Status aged 10-17 who are overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 85th percentile) 34.5 40.7 36.3
Inadequate Insurance with current insurance that is not adequate to meet health needs 21.0 28.3 29.4
Preventive Medical Care with 1 or more preventive medical visits in the past year 86.8 89.6 91.4
Preventive Dental Care with 2 or more preventive dental visits in the past year 51.4 56.4 57.1
Specialist Access who have problems receiving specialist care when needed 19.6 36.4 27.0
Medical Home who receive comprehensive, ongoing, and coordinated care within a medical home 58.7 47.8 49.8
Personal Doctor or Nurse with at least one personal doctor or nurse 91.5 93.9 94.7
Usual Source of Care with a usual source of care when sick 92.9 95.2 94.8
Family-Centered Care who receive family-centered care 70.0 58.2 65.5
The Child's Home and Family
Indicator Explanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCN State % CSHCN National % CSHCN
Smoking in the Home who live in households where someone smokes inside the home 11.5 10.8 10.1
Television and Media aged 1-17 who watch more than 1 hour of TV per weekday 55.7 63.1 54.3
Family Meals who share meals with their family on 4 or more days per week 74.5 72.3 76.0
Inadequate Sleep aged 6-17 who do not get adequate sleep every night of the week 31.4 42.4 41.1
Maternal Health who live with mothers who are in excellent or very good health 56.8 45.9 47.8
Parental Coping whose parents feel they are coping very well with demands of parenthood 61.7 53.4 51.9
Parent-Child Relationship who share ideas with their parents very well 75.8 63.6 62.6
Parental Stress whose parents usually or always feel stress due to parenting 7.0 21.8 20.0
The Child at School and in the Community
Indicator Explanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCN State % CSHCN National % CSHCN
School Engagement aged 6-17 who are adequately engaged in school 81.4 74.4 69.5
Missed School Days aged 6-17 who missed 11 or more days of school in the past year 3.7 13.9 13.5
Repeating a Grade aged 6-17 who have repeated one or more grades since kindergarten 13.7 24.6 18.5
Neighborhood Resources who live in neighborhoods with a park, sidewalks, a library, and a community center 32.5 26.2 47.9
Safety of Child in Neighborhood who live in neighborhoods that are always safe 63.5 53.3 49.2
Summary Measures
Indicator Explanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCN State % CSHCN National % CSHCN
Quality of Care who meet a minimum quality of care index 43.2 34.7 35.9
Home Environment who meet criteria for a home environment summary measure 20.2 13.6 22.7
Neighborhood & School who meet criteria for a neighborhood/school safety and support measure 42.2 31.3 48.6

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