The NS-CSHCN provides information on CSHCN in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. The State Data section presents the survey’s findings that include indicators of the prevalence of special needs among children; indicators of the health status, health insurance coverage, access to care, family-centered care, and impact of the family of CSHCN; and the percentage of CSHCN whose care meets each of the six HRSA's MCHB Core Outcomes.
The indicators of prevalence show the parent-reported percentage of children who have special health care needs by age, sex, income level in relation to the Federal poverty guidelines, and race and ethnicity. For most States, however, prevalence is shown only among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic children. For smaller racial/ethnic groups, data have been suppressed in most States to protect the confidentiality of the respondents. The exceptions are States with significant populations of Asian Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, or Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
The indicators of impact, access to care, health insurance, and family-centered care, as well as the Core Outcomes, are shown for each jurisdiction in comparison with the national statistics presented on this Web site.