Definition: Percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs, by race/ethnicity, whose
care met all age-relevant federal minimum quality standards: 1) shared
decision making between families and providers; 2) care within a
medical home; 3) consistent and adequate insurance coverage; 4) annual
screening through preventive medical/dental visits; 5) access to
community-based services; and 6) transition planning for adulthood for
Data Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (Dec. 2012).
Footnote: Children with special health care needs are defined as those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. The "Other" category includes American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian,
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and multiracial children. These groups
are not presented separately due to small sample sizes. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the sample sizes are too small to meet standards for reliability.