Are the two sentences in bold contradictory? (Specially caused health conditions should include chronic and acute conditions.)
Approximately 10 % –15 % of U.S. (between 10 and 20 million) children are estimated to have an ongoing physical health condition (Bramlett & Blumberg, 2008)*. Although most of these conditions are relatively mild and interfere little with a child’s usual activities, at least 10 % of children with physical illness have symptoms severe enough to have an impact on their daily lives (Bethell, Read, Blumberg, & Newacheck, 2008)**.
More than one quarter of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition, a significant increase over the rate seen in earlier decades, and a statistic that looms large for the nation’s efforts to subdue rising health care costs (Bramlett & Blumberg, 2008).
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*Bramlett , M.D. , & Blumberg , S.J . ( 2008 ). Prevalence of children with special health care needs in metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas in the United States . Journal of Maternal & Child Health, 12 , 488 .
** Bethell , C.D. , Read , D. , Blumberg , S.J. , & Newacheck , P.W . ( 2008 ). What is the prevalence of children with special health care needs? Toward an understanding of variations in fi ndings and methods across three national surveys . Journal of Maternal & Child Health, 12 , 1 .