Adopted Children with Special Health Care Needs: Characteristics, Health, and Health Care by Adoption Type. Data

10/08/2008

Data are drawn from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2005-2006 (NS-CSHCN).  The NS-CSHCN is a random-digit-dial telephone survey of households with children, conducted as a module of the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS) by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).  In households with children under age 18, all children are screened for special health care needs and one child with special health care needs is randomly selected to be the target for the detailed NS-CSHCN interview.  In 2005-2006, the NS-CSHCN screened children in 192,083 households for special health care needs and conducted detailed interviews for 40,840 CSHCN (Blumberg et al., 2008).

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