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  • Survey: 2009/10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Starting Point: CSHCN Prevalence and Demographics
  • State/Region: Nationwide
  • Topic: Household-level demographics and prevalence of CSHCN in households (n=196,159)
  • Question: How many adults live in the household? (details)

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Among US households with children, how many adults live in the household with children 0-17 years old? (details)
1 adult in HH2 adults in HH3 adults in HH4 or more adults in HHTotal %
C.I.(14.6 - 15.2)(63.0 - 63.8)(14.0 - 14.6)(7.2 - 7.6)
Sample Count23,130130,33428,68614,009
Pop. Est.5,681,35424,177,2195,463,9052,823,303

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

DATA ALERT: Number of adults in household for for the 4.1% of households in the sample with unknown values for household size was calculated using single imputation methods. The number of adults in household estimates and confidence intervals based on single imputation may differ slightly from those obtained using multiple imputation methods.

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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

Suggested citation format: National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. NS-CSHCN 2009/10. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from