The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2005
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Parenting Aggravation  |  Smoking in the Household
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The Child's Family

The environment of the family provides the backdrop and context for children’s health and development. Two indicators of the family environment showed particular differences between rural and urban children: the percentage of children whose parents reported being aggravated by their children, and the percentage of children who live with people who smoke.

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This chartbook is based on data from the National Survey of Children's Health. Suggested citation: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The National Survey of Children's Health 2003. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005.