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  • Survey: 2017-2018 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide vs. Texas (quick edit)
  • Topic: Child and Family Demographics
  • Question: Race and ethnicity distribution of the child population
  • Sub Group: Black, non-Hispanic x Special health care needs status

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What is this child’s race/ethnicity (4 groups)?
Children with special health care needs (CSHCN)Non-CSHCN
C.I.16.3 - 19.911.6 - 13.1
Sample Count9272,409
Pop. Est.2,446,2897,383,724
C.I.11.5 - 35.07.4 - 13.5
Sample Count1461
Pop. Est.259,195609,654

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

        Please interpret with caution: estimate has a 95% confidence interval width exceeding 20 percentage points or 1.2 times the estimate and may not be reliable. For more information about the data suppression and display criteria click here.

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. 2017-2018 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 [].