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Ullmann, Heidi and Weeks, Julie D and Madans, Jennifer H (2021) Disparities in stressful life events among children aged 5–17 years: United States, 2019. Hyattsville, MD: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NCHS data brief no. 416, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15620/cdc:109052.

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What percentage of children aged 5–17 years ever lived with someone with an alcohol or drug problem, and did this vary by sociodemographic characteristic?

  • In 2019, 9.7% of children aged 5–17 years had lived with someone who had a problem with alcohol or drug use (Figure 4 - website).
  • No significant difference in ever having lived with someone with an alcohol or drug problem was observed between boys and girls.
  • The percentage of children who had lived with someone who had a problem with alcohol or drugs increased with age, from 7.9% among those aged 5–12 years to 12.4% among those aged 13–17 years.
  • Non-Hispanic black children (4.6%) and Hispanic children (7.5%) were less likely to have lived with someone with an alcohol or drug problem compared with non-Hispanic white children (12.3%). Non-Hispanic black children were also less likely to have lived with someone with an alcohol or drug problem than Hispanic children.
  • The percentage of children who had lived with someone with an alcohol or drug problem increased with decreasing urbanization, from 7.3% in large central metropolitan areas, to 9.0% in large fringe metropolitan areas, to 10.7% among those in medium and small metropolitan areas and 13.7% in non-metropolitan areas.
Item Type
Report
Date
September 2021
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NCHS data brief no. 416, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15620/cdc:109052
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Place of Publication
Hyattsville, MD
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