Children with Special Health Care Needs: National Survey of Prevalence and Health Care Needs

Allen, Patricia L. Jackson
July 2004
Pediatric Nursing;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p307
Academic Journal
The article presents data and findings of survey conducted in the U.S. on the physical and developmental assessment and other topics related to children with special health care needs. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Center jointly conducted the survey for Health Statistics. The State and Local Integrated Telephone Survey interviewed 196,888 households with children; 373,055 children were screened for special health care needs, and a parent of 38,866 children with an identified special health care need was interviewed. The survey found 12.8% of children under age 18 had special health care needs with the prevalence increasing with age. Overall, male children had a higher rate of special needs (15%) as compared to females (10.5%). Twenty percent of households with children reported having a child with special health care needs.


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