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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: Family Health and Activities
  • Question: Know we have strengths to draw on when the family faces problems
  • Sub Group: Special health care needs status

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When your family faces problems, how often are you likely to know your family has strengths to draw on?
All of the timeMost of the timeSome or none of the timeTotal %
Children with special health care needs (CSHCN)%47.536.216.4100.0
C.I.45.6 - 49.334.5 - 37.914.8 - 18.0
Sample Count7,0896,5322,403
Pop. Est.6,378,8574,861,8752,200,393
C.I.55.2 - 57.233.6 - 35.58.6 - 9.9
Sample Count29,12320,4884,699
Pop. Est.32,557,70119,999,5875,349,173

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 The majority of measures have missing values less than 2% (unweighted). This measure has >=2% of missing cases. To learn about the impact of the missing values on the population count estimates click here.

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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 [].