Children were considered to have met the goal for early and continuous screening if they received both an annual preventive medical visit and an annual preventive dental visit. Overall, 78.6 percent of CSHCN achieved this outcome; this percentage ranged from 64.8 percent of children aged 0-5 to 83.8 percent of CSHCN aged 6-11.

Little variation is evident in this outcome by race and ethnicity, although non- Hispanic White children are slightly more likely to achieve the objective than Hispanic children (79.6 percent versus 74.9 percent). Among Hispanics, however, those who primarily speak English at home are much more likely than Spanish speakers to achieve the objective (80.5 percent versus 64.4 percent).

Children whose conditions consistently affect their activities are slightly less likely than children whose conditions have less of an impact to receive both preventive medical and dental care annually. Of children whose daily activities are never affected by their conditions, 80.9 percent achieved the objective, compared to 75.0 percent of those whose activities are consistently affected.

Children with higher family incomes were also more likely to achieve the objective for regular screening. Of children with family incomes of 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) or more, 85.8 percent received annual preventive medical and dental care, as did 78.6 percent of children with family incomes between 200 and 399 percent of the FPL. Of children with family incomes below the FPL, 73.2 percent achieved the objective.

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