TABLE 2

Perceived Need for Medical, Therapeutic or Psychological, and Family Support Services Among Children With ASD Aged 0–17 in the 2005–2006 and 2009–2010 NS-CSHCN

White Non-Hispanic (n = 3717), % (95% CI)Any Race, Hispanic English Speaking (n = 408), % (95% CI)Any Race, Hispanic Spanish Speaking (n = 130), % (95% CI)Black Non-Hispanic (n = 418), % (95% CI)Other Race Non-Hispanic (n = 442), % (95% CI)Total (n = 5115), % (95% CI)P
Medical management
 Specialty physician (n = 5109)62.3 (59.7–64.9)55.0 (46.9–62.8)61.3 (49.2–72.1)51.0 (44.2–57.7)54.2 (43.1–64.9)59.5 (57.1–61.8).04
 Prescription medication (n = 5102)81.5 (79.5–83.4)64.0 (55.5–71.6)62.3 (50.1–73.1)70.5 (64.2– 76.2)70.6 (61.2– 78.6)76.7 (74.7–78.6)<.001
Therapeutic and psychological
 Therapy (n = 5109)73.3 (70.9–75.6)83.3 (77.0–88.1)85.0 (75.3–91.3)76.9 (71.1–81.9)74.7 (65.7–82.0)75.3 (73.4–77.2).02
 Child mental health care (n = 5091)54.4 (51.7–57.1)57.0 (49.0–64.7)45.7(33.8–58.2)44.2 (37.6–51.0)47.1 (36.0–58.5)52.4 (50.1–54.8).06
Family support
 Respite care (n = 5115)25.3 (22.9–27.8)22.9 (17.3–29.7)10.2 (5.4–18.4)23.6 (18.4–29.9)29.0 (18.1–42.9)24.5 (22.4–26.8).05
 Family mental health care (n = 5110)28.5 (26.0–31.1)32.5 (25.4–40.6)21.6 (13.3–33.0)20.8 (15.8– 27.0)23.5 (17.4–30.8)27.2 (25.2–29.4).15
  • Data sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs, 2005–2006, and National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs, 2009–2010.