|Dataset Full Name||Survey of Adult Transition and Health|
The Survey of Adult Transition and Health (SATH) is a nationwide survey looking at the health of young people ages 19-23 in 2007. It is a follow-back survey of individuals whose parents were interviewed in 2001 for the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). These children were 14 to 17 years of age in 2001 and had been identified as having a special health care need. The main goals of the SATH are to examine the current health status and health care needs of the young adults to better understand their transition from pediatric health care providers to adult health care providers.
Children, Transition, Special health care needs, Health status, Follow-back survey, Information needs, Heath insurance, Adequacy of health insurance, Employment, Education
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
|Health Conditions/Disability Measures|
Functional limitations (ADLs and/or IADLs), Independent living disability, Hearing disability, Work limitation
|Measures/Outcomes of Interest|
Transition to adult health care, Routine health care, Health care satisfaction, Forgone or delayed health care & reasons, Primary care, Care coordination, Impact of health on work and school, Accommodations, Health insurance coverage & adequacy
SATH used a follow-back survey design, attempting to interview the young adults whose parents were originally surveyed in 2001 for the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). In 2001 these children were 14 to 17 years of age and lived in English-speaking households; in 2007, the same subjects were young adults 19 to 23 years of age.
|Unit of Observation||
State (note: based on 2001 location, sample size too small for state level analysis)
Children/Youth - transition age:19-23 at time of survey
|Data Collection Mode||
CATI (phone) interview or web based survey
|Data Collection Frequency||
Note: SATH is a followback to 2001 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN)
|Strengths and Limitations|
Largest survey following up on transition aged youth with special health care needs. Identical variables collected in 2001 & 2007 allows comparisons over time. Focused on self report data from the young adult themselves. Public Use File (PUF) includes data from original 2001 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) parent/guardian survey and the SATH.
Follow-back survey response rate was low 17.5%. Note this was primarily driven by inability to find contact information for the youth rather than refusals. The cooperation rate was 98% for individuals who were contacted. Because of sample design and response rate it is recommended to consider the SATH a purposive or convenience sample. Non-response bias: young adults who had not moved between 2001 and 2007 may be over-represented and may differ from individuals who had moved. Making comparisons between 2001 NS-CSHCN parent responses to in 2007 SATH young adult responses may be problematic given differing perspectives as well the 6 year time difference.
|Data Access Requirements||
Public Use Dataset
List of variables and raw frequencies:
|Similar/Related Dataset(s)||Selected papers|
Change in health status and access to care in young adults with special health care needs: results from the 2007 national survey of adult transition and health.
Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Transition to Adult Health Care Services
The Transition to Adult Health Care for Youth With Special Health Care Needs: Do Racial and Ethnic Disparities Exist?
Design and operation of the Survey of Adult Transition and Health, 2007.
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