Data Briefs

This web page contains a selection of short Data Briefs written by the Data Resource Center. These serve as introductions or overviews to data topics and are good resources to distribute among colleagues and at conferences.

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MCHB Core Quality Outcomes for CSHCN

MCHB Core Quality Outcomes for CSHCN
Overview of systems of care for children with special health care needs as measured by the federal Maternal & Child Health Bureau's Six Core Outcomes for CSHCN. The overall summary highlights data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN and describes CSHCN who are served by systems that meet all age-relevant core outcomes. Below are overviews of each core outcome and how they can help promote healthy development for CSHCN over the Life Course.

National Parent Profile
Data brief about parent and family characteristics as captured in the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health.

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Data briefs examining CSHCN, functional limitations, chronic conditions, impact on family and system of care.

Who are CSHCN?
A two page overview of CSHCN including demographics, conditions and difficulties, health care utilization, school and home characteristics and how they are identified.

2009/10 NS-CSHCN: Exploring Health Conditions among CSHCN 
Overview of the 20 specific health conditions asked about in the survey among CSHCN, using data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN.

2009/10 NS-CSHCN: Exploring Functional Difficulties among CSHCN 
Overview of the 14 functional difficulties asked about in the survey among CSHCN, using data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN.

2009/10 NS-CSHCN: Comorbidity of Conditions and Difficulties among CSHCN 
Overview of the overlap between the 14 functional difficulties and the 20 specific conditions asked about in the survey among CSHCN, using data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN.

Prevalence of Specific Functional Difficulties among CSHCN with Each Condition
Details the prevalence of each of the 14 difficulties asked about in the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN among CSHCN with each of the 20 conditions asked about in the same survey.

Specific Conditions

National Profile of Children with Special Health Care Needs and Autism Spectrum Disorders (Updated)
Using data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN and 2011/12 NSCH, the Data Resource Center developed this three-page data brief on children with special health care needs (CSHCN) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The brief describes characteristics of CSHCN who currently experience an ASD, the impact on families of having a CSHCN with ASD, as well as how health system performance and contextual factors from the home, school and neighborhood environments may affect CSHCN with ASD.

Summary of Data on CSHCN with ASD by Race or Ethnicity
These data summary tables come from the 2009/2010 NS-CSHCN and explore racial or ethnic disparities among children with special health care needs with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Impact of Health Insurance Type and Adequacy on Child Health, Family, and System of Care for CSHCN with ASD
Data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN were used to create these tables exploring how insurance impacts children and families experiencing special health care needs and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

National Profile of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use for Children with Emotional, Mental or Behavioral (EBM) Conditions or problems
Using data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the 2009/10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) this data brief examines Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) utilization and expenditures for Children with Emotional, Mental or Behavior (EMB) Conditions or Problems.

National Profile of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use for Children with Pain-Related Conditions or Problems
Using Data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the 2008 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) this data brief examines Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) utilization and comorbidity of conditions for Children with Pain-Related Conditions or Problems.

Methods for Using Data

Family to Family Profiles
State-specific data highlights about how the medical needs of CSHCN impact families with customizable space to tell your own story!

Quality Improvement Partnerships
See how the DRC can help with quality improvement processes such as understanding your population, assessing system performance, examining improvement opportunities, selecting priorities, setting targets, identifying promising improvement models and monitoring progress. View your state's data snapshot on 2007 NSCH Child Health and System Performance

Local Uses of State Data and How to Construct a Synthetic Estimate
An overview of ways state-level data can be applied at the local level and step-by-step guide on how to estimate county-level prevalence using state-level data and county-level demographical information.

Title V & Healthy People 2020

Title V Needs Assessment
Learn how the DRC can help Title V Needs Assessment processes such as assessing needs, examining capacity, selecting priorities, setting targets, identifying activities and monitoring progress.  This document also contains information about state priorities relating to Title V Needs Assessment and relevant data on the DRC website, NSCH and NS-CSHCN.  View Title V Needs Assessment data.

NSCH and NS-CSHCN Measures Pertaining to Healthy People 2020 Objectives 
This six page document outlines which survey measures pertain to the US Department of Health & Human Services' Healthy People 2020 Goals, including which goals use either of the national surveys as their official data source. View Interactive Healthy People 2020 Data Page

Adverse Child and Family Experiences

Overview of Adverse Child and Family Experiences among US Children (New Release)
The recently released 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health includes nine new measures of Adverse Child and Family Experiences. Learn more about the prevalence of these nine adverse child and family experiences nationwide, as well as variation across states and child subgroups in this new data brief. Associations between adverse child and family experiences, child and parent health, contextual factors, and resiliency factors are additionally described.

4 Essential Facts about Lifelong Health, School Success and Adverse Childhood Experiences among California’s Children (New Release)                                                                                                                                                         Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been found to have a direct and synergistic impact on the healthy development and lifelong health of individuals. This report looks at data among California's children to determine four essential facts about lifelong health, school success and adverse childhood experiences. 

Related Resources

    • Browse the Data by a specific survey or topic area if you already know what you’re looking for or got the overview you need from these data briefs
    • See Data Snapshots for more in-depth data points on select topics
    • Browse Examples of Data Use for data briefs, reports, and stories using DRC data, created by our users and other MCH organizations
    • See Chartbooks for full-length reports on the surveys (sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau) as well as many chartbooks that feature select data points from the NSCH or NS-CSHCN that were produced by other MCH organizations