Definition: Estimated percentage of adults with caregiving responsibilities for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) ages 0-17 who provided care to their CSHCN in the previous seven days, by type of care (e.g., in Wave 4, 16% of California caregivers of CSHCN had administered medication for their CSHCN in the previous week).
Data Source: Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Jun. 2022). Questionnaire: American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevent Child Abuse America & Tufts Medical Center; California oversample: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health & California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (California Dept. of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch & California Dept. of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention).
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. Therapy support is hands-on assistance with occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, or applied behavioral analysis. Therapist guidance is provided by a therapist using technological supports. The questionnaire was administered during the following periods: Nov. 9 – Dec. 11, 2020 (Wave 1); Mar. 22 – Apr. 12, 2021 (Wave 2); Jul. 8 – Jul. 27, 2021 (Wave 3); Jun. 3 – Jun. 29, 2022 (Wave 4). These data are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error is 10 percentage points or greater. The annotation [!] indicates that the estimate’s margin of error is at least 5 percentage points but less than 10 percentage points.