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National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mode of Administration
The NS-CSHCN is a module of the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS), which is a random-digit-dialing (RDD) telephone survey that uses the sampling frame of the National Immunization Survey (NIS)
Survey Sample Design
In each of 78 Immunization Action Plan areas (which together comprise the United States), the NIS draws independent quarterly samples of telephone numbers and uses RDD to identify households that have one or more children 19 to 35 months of age to conduct the NIS interview. SLAITS modules such as the NS-CSHCN then screen for the presence of any children in the household, and if there are any children in the household, conduct the NS-CSHCN interview with the adult who is most knowledgeable about the child's health status.
Primary Survey Content
Special health care needs status; health and functional status; access to health care; insurance status; medical home; care coordination; satisfaction with care
Children 0-17 years of age living in the United States at the time of the interview
Gender, age, race/ethnicity, household income, mother's education, mother's residence in the household, household composition
October 2000-April 2002; NS-CSHCN 2 scheduled for 2005-2006
National, State and local area levels
Blumberg SJ, Olson L, Frankel M, et al. Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2001. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 1(41). 2003