Differences in Reporting Child Health Needs and Status and Developmental Concerns between Mothers and Fathers: Findings from the National Survey of Children's Health

J Pediatr. 2020 May;220:254-257. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.12.059. Epub 2020 Feb 6.


Nationally representative data of 140 000 children in 2-parent households showed that fathers were more likely than mothers to report that a child was in good health and less likely to report the presence of a specific health condition, special health care needs, or unmet health service needs.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Fathers / psychology*
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Mothers / psychology*