Data and Trends

View a graph of 2006 Teen Birth Rates.

The Data Resource Center

The Data Resource Center website (DRC) provides easy-access to the most recent findings for your state from two national surveys: the 2005/06 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) and the 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). Using the DRC website you can stratify findings from both surveys by numerous subgroups of children and youth in your state, such as race/ethnicity, income, insurance status and more by simply pointing and clicking And, coming in mid-May 2009, new measures will be available from the 2007 NSCH as well.


DRC Resources for Youth and Adolescents

The 2005/06 CSHCN survey contains information specifically on the transition to adulthood for adolescents with special health care needs. In the 2003 NSCH there are measures on youth involvement in activities outside of school, work for pay outside the home, computer and television use, and positive and problematic behaviors. In addition, all indicators in both surveys can be stratified by age—you may choose to look at adolescents by one of three age groupings: 1) 12-17 year olds; 2) 12-14 year olds; or 3) 15-17 year olds. 

The DRC website provides easy to download, user-generated state profiles, tables, graphs and all-state comparison sheets for you to copy and paste directly into your needs assessment.  The DRC provides expert help and assistance by telephone (503) 494-1930 or email.