Definition: Percentage of youth ages 12-17 with special health care needs who received needed support services to help them transition to adulthood, by complexity of need. "More complex needs” refer to those requiring more
than just prescription medication to manage the conditions, while
“less complex needs” refer to those primarily managed by prescription medications.
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.