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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 3.6: Out-of-pocket cost for health care
  • Sub Group: Special health care needs status

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Indicator 3.6: Including co-pays and amounts from Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), how much money did you pay for this child’s medical, health, dental, and vision care during the past 12 months?
No medical or health care expenses or less than $250$250 - $499$500 - $999$1000 - $5000More than $5000Total %
Children with special health care needs (CSHCN)%55.311.912.116.93.8100.0
C.I.53.5 - 57.111.0 - 12.811.2 - 13.015.8 - 18.13.3 - 4.4
Sample Count6,5392,5432,5983,649791
Pop. Est.7,517,6921,615,6491,642,6922,299,493515,104
C.I.62.8 - 64.614.4 - 15.69.2 - 10.29.6 - 10.61.3 - 1.8
Sample Count29,66310,0396,9487,099897
Pop. Est.37,259,6168,772,7205,648,3075,912,466894,843

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

DATA ALERT: CSHCN Status is determined using a validated instrument for identification of children with special health care needs as defined by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The CSHCN Screener asks whether a child currently experiences a health consequence and, if so, whether that specific health consequence is due to a medical, behavioral, or other type of health condition that has lasted, or is expected to last, 12 months or longer. 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 [].