CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS PROBLEMS

In the first national report that compares the health and well-being of children with special health care needs to those children without, findings revealed that 14 to 19 percent of children in the United States have a special health care need, representing more than one in five households with children. Children with Special Health Care Needs in Context: A Portrait of the Nation in 2007, prepared by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), examines these children in the context of where they live, play, and go to school. Data for the report comes from The National Survey of Children’s Health, a national survey about the health and well-being of more than 90,000 children in the United States.

Press Release: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/pressreleases/111205cshcnbook.html

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