The NS-CSHCN provides information on CSHCN in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. This section presents the survey’s findings for each state and D.C., including indicators of the prevalence of special needs among children; the percentage of CSHCN whose care meets each of the MCHB’s six Core System Outcomes and their components; and indicators of the impact of the care of CSHCN on their families. 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, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, or Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

The Core Outcomes and their components, as well as the indicators of family impact, are shown for each jurisdiction in comparison with the national statistics presented on this website.

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