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  • Survey: 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Health Insurance Coverage
  • Question: Indicator 3.4a: Adequate and continuous insurance
  • Sub Group: Emotional, behavioral or developmental issues

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Indicator 3.4a: Is this child adequately and continuously insured; that is, is their current insurance adequate and were they insured for the entire past 12 months?
Current insurance is adequate and continuously insured in past yearCurrent insurance is inadequate and/or had gap in insurance coverage in past yearTotal %
CSHCN qualifying on mental health criteria%63.436.6100.0
C.I.60.6 - 66.233.8 - 39.4
Sample Count4,0882,683
Pop. Est.3,839,1602,215,052
CSHCN NOT qualifying on mental health criteria%64.435.6100.0
C.I.62.2 - 66.633.4 - 37.8
Sample Count6,0033,484
Pop. Est.4,934,6552,727,282
C.I.68.5 - 70.429.6 - 31.5
Sample Count38,73716,574
Pop. Est.41,164,64218,104,120

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

DATA ALERT: Children with ongoing emotional, behavioral or developmental issues are identified by the answers to two questions on the validated CSHCN Screener. For more information, email

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Data Source: National Survey of Children’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Citation: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data query. Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from [].