Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs (CSHCN) whose parents or other family members avoided changing jobs in the previous year because of concerns about maintaining health insurance (e.g., in 2016-2019, 12.1% of California CSHCN had a family member who, in order to maintain health insurance, avoided changing jobs in the previous year).
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. 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. For more information, see https://www.childhealthdata.org/learn-about-the-nsch/NSCH.