Child and Adolescent Well-Care Visits (W15, W34, AWC)

Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life: Assesses children who turned 15 months old during the measurement year and had 0–6 well-child visits with a primary care physician during their first 15 months of life.

Well-Child Visits in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Years of Life: Assess children 3-6 years of age who received one or more well-child visits with a primary care practitioner during the measurement year.

Adolescent Well-Care Visits: Assesses adolescents and young adults 12-21 years of age who had at least one comprehensive well-care visit with a primary care practitioner or an OB/GYN practitioner during the measurement year.

Why It Matters

Assessing physical, emotional and social development is important at every stage of life, particularly with children and adolescents.1 Behaviors established during childhood or adolescence, such as eating habits and physical activity, often extend into adulthood.2 Well-care visits provide an opportunity for providers to influence health and development. They are a critical opportunity for screening and counseling.

Results

WELL-CHILD VISITS (AGES 0–15 MONTHS): 6 OR MORE WELL-CHILD VISITS
CommercialMedicaid
YearHMOPPOHMO
201879.879.362.8
201778.278.464.1
201679.277.761.7
201578.377.359.3
201478.176.558.9
201379.077.061.6
201278.276.463.6
201178.076.161.8
201076.372.860.2
200974.571.959.4
200875.269.058.8
200772.863.152.9
200672.965.455.6
200571.159.749.1
200468.7__47.4
200366.6__45.2
200264.4__43.0
200159.6__37.3
200055.2____
199950.7____

WELL-CHILD VISITS (AGES 3–6 YEARS): 1 OR MORE WELL-CHILD VISITS
CommercialMedicaid
YearHMOPPOHMO
201879.076.072.1
201777.274.773.0
201676.874.272.2
201576.272.371.3
201475.671.771.9
201374.370.471.5
201272.969.972.0
201172.569.872.0
201071.667.871.9
200970.366.071.6
200869.863.669.7
200767.860.765.3
200666.761.666.8
200565.654.563.6
200464.4__62.4
200362.7__60.7
200260.4__58.2
200157.5__56.0
200054.2____
199951.3____

ADOLESCENT WELL-CARE VISITS: AT LEAST 1 COMPREHENSIVE WELL-CARE VISIT
CommercialMedicaid
YearHMOPPOHMO
201850.347.053.2
201748.445.353.0
201647.744.750.6
201546.642.448.9
201445.841.450.0
201344.540.750.0
201243.340.149.7
201143.240.649.7
201042.739.248.1
200942.538.347.7
200842.936.245.9
200741.834.742.1
200640.334.643.6
200538.829.340.7
200438.2__40.7
200337.1__37.5
200235.8__37.1
200133.1__32.6
200030.9____
199928.9____

References

  1. Child Trends. 2012. “Well-child visits.” http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=well-child-visits;
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2014. “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2013.” http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf

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