TABLE 1

Characteristics of CYSHCN

CharacteristicWith Special NeedsWithout Special Needs
Sample size325915 625
Family size4.14.2
Proportion black0.060.08
Family income (2014 dollars)
 Median82 54380 079
 75th percentile108 855106 475
 90th percentile129 073128 398
OOP spending (2014 dollars)
 Median34676
 75th percentile775237
 90th percentile1704631
  • Data are from the 2007 to 2013 waves of the MEPS for children aged 1 to 17 years (N = 18 884). CYSHCN are identified by the variable CYSHCN42 in MEPS.