Definition: Percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs, by race/ethnicity (e.g., in 2011-2012, 45.4% of children with special health care needs in California were Hispanic/Latino).
Data Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, National Survey of Children's Health (Sep. 2013).
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. In order to protect confidentiality, “Multiracial/Other” includes all groups for which there is not a minimum of 5% in the special health care needs population: American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander or multiracial children. For more information, see the Data Source above.