Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 with and without gaps in health insurance coverage during the previous year, by special health care needs status (e.g., in 2011-2012, among California children with special health care needs, both insured and uninsured, 12.4% had inconsistent health insurance coverage).
Data Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Survey of Children's Health (May 2013).
Footnote: In these estimates, a child who is uninsured at the time of survey, or at any point in the previous year, has inconsistent insurance coverage. 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. For more information, see https://www.childhealthdata.org/learn-about-the-nsch/NSCH.