Preventive Care for U.S. Kids Often Inadequate

Preventive health care services for children is highly variable and often inadequate according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report, available as a free PDF, included several key findings.

Key findings include:

  • Half of infants with a failed hearing screening didn’t have documented follow-up testing.
  • About 80% of parents with children aged 10 to 47 months weren’t asked to complete formal developmental screening.
  • Two-thirds of 1- to 2-year-olds didn’t have lead testing.

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