Definition: Percentage of youth ages 12-17 with special health care needs who received needed support services to help them transition to adulthood, by race/ethnicity (e.g., 22.1% of Latino youth with special health care needs in California received transition services in 2009-2010).
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, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. These groups are not presented separately due to small sample sizes. In 2009-2010, "Other" was expanded to include multiracial children, too; thus, use caution in comparing the “Other” group over time. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to estimates that have been suppressed
because the sample sizes are too small to meet standards for