Definition: Percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs who received a general health check-up while not sick or injured in the last year, by race/ethnicity (e.g., in 2009-10, 84.1% of Latino children with special health care needs in California had a preventive medical visit in the past year).
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.