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The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs Chartbook 2001, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Services and Research Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
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NOTE: All Statistics are based on parental reports.

Estimate of Number of Self-Reported Children with Special Health Care Needs: 66,201

PREVALENCE STATISTICS

 

Child-Level Prevalence:

State %

National %

Precent of Children with Special Health Care Needs.

16.7

12.8

 

Prevalence By Age:

State %

National %

Children 0-5 years of age.

9.0

7.8

Children 6-11 years of age.

20.7

14.6

Children 12-17 years of age.

19.8

15.8

 

Prevalence By Sex:

State %

National %

Male

18.7

15.0

Female

14.7

10.5

 

Prevalence By Poverty Level:

State %

National %

0%-99% FPL

24.9

13.6

100%-199% FPL

18.4

13.6

200%-399% FPL

12.7

12.8

400% FPL or greater

13.7

13.6

 

Prevalence By Race/Ethnicity:

State %

National %

Hispanic

16.6

8.6

White (Non-Hispanic)

16.5

14.2

Black (Non-Hispanic)

14.0

13.0

Asian (Non-Hispanic)

— —

4.4

Native American/Alaskan Native (Non-Hispanic)

— —

16.6

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic)

— —

9.6

 

— —

Due to the small size of this group in the State population, data have been suppressed to protect respondents' confidentiality.

 

INDICATOR

 

Child Health

State %

National %

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs whose conditions affect their activities usually, always, or a great deal.

19.1

23.2

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs with 11 or more days of school absences due to illness.

22.0

15.8

 

Health Insurance Coverage

State %

National %

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs without insurance at some point in the past year.

16.3

11.6

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs currently uninsured.

8.4

5.2

Percent of currently insured Children with Special Health Care Needs with insurance that is not adequate.

30.6

33.5

 

Access to Care

State %

National %

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs with any unmet need for specific health care services.

14.2

17.7

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs with any unmet need for family support services.

2.8

5.1

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs needing specialty care who had difficulty getting a referral.

23.1

21.9

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs without a usual source of care (or who rely on the emergency room).

6.0

9.3

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs without a personal doctor or nurse.

11.9

11.0

 

Family Centered Care

State %

National %

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs without family centered care.

32.3

33.5

 

Impact On Family

State %

National %

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs whose families pay $1,000 or more in medical expenses per year.

9.6

11.2

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs whose condition caused financial problems for the family.

22.0

20.9

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs whose families spend 11 or more hours per week providing or coordinating care.

19.4

13.5

Percent of Children with Special Health Care Needs whose condition affected the employment of family members.

28.4

29.9