March 22, 2013 
Just Released--New Data from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) 
In This Letter

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April 16th
MCHB DataSpeak:
Get an in-depth view of the 2011/12 NSCH

April 25th
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How to Use Data to Improve Care Delivery
part of the 2013 Medical Home in Pediatrics 
Webinar Series
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DRC Enhanced Data Set for the 2011/12 NSCH Coming Soon-Late April

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newNSCHNow Available: 2011/12 NSCH State Profiles

State-by-state snapshots of new data from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) are now accessible on the Data Resource Center (DRC) website. Start browsing the new data now.

Health Status

Childhood Obesity: An estimated 31.3% of US children age 10-17 were reported as overweight or obese, ranging from 22.1% to 39.8% across US states.

NEW TOPIC!  Premature Birth:  Nearly 12% of US children have parents who report they were born premature, ranging from 8.5% to 15.7% across US states. 

Missing School:  Over 1 in 7 US children with special health care needs (CSHCN) miss more than 2 weeks of school in a year due to their health, ranging from 5.9% to 25.5% across US states.

Autism Spectrum Disorder:  As reported in this HRSA/CDC report, prevalence of ASD increased to 1 in 50 US children age 2-17. Read this report for more information!

Health Insurance and Quality

Consistent Insurance:  An estimated 88.7% of US children had consistent health insurance coverage in the past year, with a wide range between 78.2% to 95.9% across US states.

Developmental Screening:  As reported in the HRSA/CDC report on ASD, nearly 31% of young US children are reported to have received standardized developmental screening. Ranging from 17.5% to 58.0% across US states.

Medical Home:  About half of US children meet minimum criteria for receiving care within a Medical Home, 54.4%. Rates vary widely across states and fall to 36.4% and 46.8% for children in poverty and children with special health care needs, respectively.

Positive Health and Risks

NEW TOPIC! Adverse Childhood Events: Nearly a third of US youth age 12-17 have experienced two or more adverse childhood events (30.5%), with a range of 23.0% to 44.4% across US states.

Developmental Risk for Young Children:  Over 1 in 4 US children under age 6 meet criteria for risk for developmental problems or delays.  This ranges from 18.0% to 33.2% across US states.

Family and Home Health

Mother's Health:  An estimated 56.7% of mothers of US children experience excellent or very good physical and mental health, dropping to 45.8% for mothers of children with special health care needs.

Smoking In the Home:  Nearly 1 in 4 US children live in households where someone smokes (24.1%), ranging from 12.4% to 41.0% across US states. 


Neighborhood Resources: While over half of US children live in neighborhoods with all four amenities assessed, this varies from 29.4% to 75.7% across US states.  

Stay tuned over the coming weeks as the DRC enables interactive queries for all 2011/12 NSCH content. 


SAVE THE DATE: 3 PM EDT, April 16, 2013
Get an in-depth view of the 2011/12 NSCH at the MCHB DataSpeak.
Registration opens soon and will be announced here.
LearnLearn More About the 2011/12 NSCH
The Data Resource Center partners with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to make data and information about the national surveys accessible and understandable to all.

MHNew State-By-State Medical Home Performance Profiles for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

Now available on the DRC's Medical Home Data Portal...
Select the map and choose your state to see how many children with special health care needs in your state are receiving care that meets the American Academy of Pediatric criteria for having a medical home. 
State Profiles 
Find out which states are top performers on prevalence of children who receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home. Select a population: CSHCN or ALL Children
PASSign Up to Join Us at the PAS Annual Meeting

Will you be in Washington, D.C. at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting May 4-7? 


Here's what we are up to this year at PAS:


Sunday May 5th, 12-3 PM 

Location: Washington Convention Center Room 143A

Using the National Survey of Children's health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, co-hosted with the CDC and CityMatch


Saturday May 4th 12:00-4:00 PM (lunch provided)

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, Mt. Vernon Square A

RSVP for An Applied Conversation on Leveraging Mind-Body Neuroscience and Mindfulness to Improve Pediatrics 


Monday May 6th, 8:30-11:30 AM

Leveraging the CSHCN Screener to Identify Complex CSHCN, a presentation by the CAHMI as part of the Complex Care Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
StudentsUsing the DRC and National Data Sets to
Teach Graduate Students & Jumpstart Careers

The Data Resource Center has been a useful resource for many undergraduate and graduate programs across the U.S. Here is one example to help inspire the work-force development application of the DRC!  


Russell Kirby, Professor and Merrell Endowed Chair at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, has used the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health to teach his second year master's and doctoral students since 2009. In his

Secondary Data Analysis for Maternal and Child Health class, students use data from to generate research hypotheses. Then, using the DRC-produced datasets, fully coded and labeled with approximately 100 variables, Dr. Kirby works with his students through the research and analysis process focusing on their chosen topic. The class culminates in a presentation and manuscript, which some students take to national conferences. 

Sara Kennedy is a former student of Dr. Kirby. "He is just a great professor. More than any other class, I use skills learned in his [class] every day. Secondary Data Analysis was very focused on practical data applications and skills needed for a career in research." In Dr. Kirby's class Sara used the National Survey of Children's Health to explore how health insurance status relates to patient-provider communication. She won an award for her work from Delta Omega, an Honorary Society in Public Health, which sent her to the American Public Health Association conference to present the findings. [read more]
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