Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 with and without health insurance coverage that is consistent and meets their needs, by special health care needs status (e.g., in 2016-2019, among California children with special health care needs, both insured and uninsured, 61.2% had adequate health insurance coverage).
Data Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Survey of Children's Health (Oct. 2020).
Footnote: Due to changes in methodology, these estimates should not be compared with data from earlier years. In these estimates, an uninsured child has inadequate 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. The annotation [!] indicates that the margin of error for the estimate is between 5 and 10 percentage points. For more information, and descriptions of the components of adequate insurance, see https://www.childhealthdata.org/learn-about-the-nsch/NSCH.