Using the Children with Special Health Care Needs Screener with Immigrant Families: An Analysis of the National Survey of Children's Health.

TitleUsing the Children with Special Health Care Needs Screener with Immigrant Families: An Analysis of the National Survey of Children's Health.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWarden C, Yun K, Semere W
JournalJ Immigr Minor Health
Date Published2018 Mar 30
ISSN1557-1920
Abstract

Children in immigrant families are less likely to screen positive with the Children with Special Health Care Needs Screener (CSHCN-S). This may indicate that children in immigrant families are healthier or require fewer health services than non-immigrant peers. Alternatively, the screener may under-identify special healthcare needs in this population. Using the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, we examined the prevalence of a positive CSHCN-S among children from first, second, and third generation households with an equivalent number of currently diagnosed chronic conditions (0, 1, 2+). Multivariate analyses controlled for sociodemographic factors. Among children with an equivalent number of chronic conditions, fewer children from first and second generation households screened positive with the CSHCN-S relative to children from third generation households. This association remained after adjusting for covariates. The CSHCN Screener may under-identify children from immigrant households, allowing for missed opportunities to allocate health resources.

DOI10.1007/s10903-018-0719-4
Alternate JournalJ Immigr Minor Health
PubMed ID29603087
Grant ListK23HD082312 / / National Institutes of Health /