Youth with special health care needs were considered to have achieved the outcome for making effective transitions to adult life if their parents reported that they received anticipatory guidance in all three areas and their providers usually or always encouraged them to take responsibility for their health. This standard was met for 40.0 percent of youth aged 12-17 years.

Adolescents whose conditions consistently affect their daily lives were half as likely as those whose conditions never affect their daily activities to achieve this objective (25.5 versus 52.0 percent). Children living in poverty were also half as likely as those in the highest income bracket to receive transition services (25.4 versus 52.2 percent).

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