Definition: Percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs whose parents stopped or cut back on work to care for their child, by complexity of health care needs. "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. For more information, see the Data Source above.