Protocol - School Attendance - Child
This single proxy-administered question from the National Survey of Childrens Health (NSCH) measures impact of health problems on school attendance over the past 12 months.
2016 National Survey of Childrens Health Indicator 5.4: Missed School Days, Age 6-17 Years
During the past 12 months, about how many days did this child miss school because of illness or injury?
Protocol Name from Source:
NA; see source.
Personnel and Training Required
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Children age 6–17 years
This proxy-administered question from National Survey of Childrens Health (NSCH) is short and easy to complete and interpret.
|Common Data Elements (CDE)||Child Missing School Day Count Ê||6706613||CDE Browser|
Process and Review
United States Census Bureau, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Survey of Childrens Health, 2016, Indicator 5.4: Missed School Days, Age 6-17 years.
Summary statistics for this question from the 2016 National Survey of Childrens Health (NSCH) can be found here: http://childhealthdata.org/browse/survey/results?q=4844&r=1
Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. (2018). 2016 National Survey of Childrens Health (NSCH) data query. Retrieved from www.childhealthdata.org. CAHMI: www.cahmi.org.
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX910601000000||During the past 12 months, about how many more||N/A|
School and Work Attendance
May 7, 2019
Chronic illness can contribute to excessive missed work or school days.
This a quantitative measure of health-related loss of productivity in school and work. Missing work has the potential to compromise productivity and lead to economic implications. Excessive school absenteeism can negatively impact a child’s education as well as physical and psychosocial health-related quality of life.
School, daily activities, work