A Total of 10.2 Million Children in America, or 13.9 Percent of the Nation's Children, Have Special Health Care Needs, A National Survey by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau Reports

April 7, 2008

A new report released on the prevalence of special health care needs in the U.S. and each state, shows that 38 percent of the 10.2 million children with special needs are never affected in their daily activities by their conditions, as reported by their parents. This finding may reflect access to the services that children with special health care needs and their families require. Eighty four percent of those children are reported to receive all of the services they need, and the parents of 95 percent report receiving all the family support services they require. The report contains national as well as state-by-state information on the prevalence of special needs, indicators, and core outcomes.

To read the National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs: Chartbook 2005-2006, click here.