Summary of Key Findings

Child Health USA 2014 is the latest in the series of annual reports on the health status and service needs of America’s infants, children, and adolescents. Key findings are outlined in each section.

Population Characteristics

There were approximately 74 million children under 18 years of age living in the United States in 2013, representing 23.3 percent of the population. Key findings for Population Characteristics

Health Status and Behaviors

Indicators of child health and well-being are essential for identifying priority areas for the development and assessment of health interventions. Key findings for Health Status and Behaviors

Health Services Financing and Utilization

The availability of and access to health care services is important for ensuring the health and well-being of U.S. children. Without these services, children are at risk of poor health outcomes. Key findings for Health Services Financing and Utilization

Special Features

Areas of special significance to children’s health from Medical Home to the Affordable Care Act. Key findings for Special Features

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