Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs (CSHCN) who have health insurance coverage at the time of survey and no gaps in coverage during the previous year (e.g., in 2011-2012, among California CSHCN, both insured and uninsured, 87.6% had consistent health insurance coverage).
Data Source: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. (2016). Advancing data-in-action partnerships for children and children with special health care needs in California counties and cities using synthetic estimation from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health and 2008-2012 American Community Survey. Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative.
Footnote: Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. U.S. and California data are direct estimates from the National Survey of Children's Health. County- and city-level data are based on methods of local area estimation; for more information, see (Bethell et al., 2016). Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county. N/A means that data are not available.