Graph titled Meditation: Use by U.S. Children


Vertical bar graph showing percentages of U.S. children ages 4 to 17 who used meditation in 2012 and 2017.

In 2012, 0.6 percent used meditation.

In 2017, 5.4 percent used meditation.


  • Black LI, Barnes PM, Clarke TC, Stussman BJ, Nahin RL. Use of yoga, meditation, and chiropractors among U.S. children aged 4–17 years. NCHS Data Brief, no 324. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.

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