Overlap with Physical Health Conditions
Children with emotional, behavioral, and developmental conditions may have chronic physical conditions as well. The survey asked parents whether their children had been diagnosed with any of seven physical health conditions: asthma; diabetes; bone, joint, or muscle problems; hearing problems; vision problems; epilepsy or seizure disorder; and brain injury or concussion. Of children who have an emotional, behavioral, or developmental condition, 33.3 percent have at least one of these physical health conditions as well. Among children aged 2-17 years without an emotional, behavioral, or developmental diagnosis, 11.7 percent have one of these physical health conditions.