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What are the most common developmental delays among children in the state in early care and education programs?

Data Elements


Screening, Disability and Health

General Analysis Recommendations

The data element, Primary Type of Disability, provides an indication of the number of children that have certain types of developmental delays. The options in this data element are not mutually exclusive; a child can have more than one type of delay. Any option that is indicated “Yes” means a child was identified as having that delay during a developmental evaluation. For each field, calculate the total number of children with that type of delay by totaling the number of “Yes” responses.  The developmental delay with the most “Yes” responses is the most commonly reported developmental delay among children in the state. To calculate the percentage, divide each field by the total number of children in the state that are enrolled in early care and education programs.