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2. “Chronic Diseases in America.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Oct. 2019,


3. Bethell, Christina D., et al. “Optimizing Health and Health Care Systems for Children with Special Health Care Needs Using the Life Course Perspective.” Maternal and Child Health Journal, vol. 18, no. 2, 2013, pp. 467–477., doi:10.1007/s10995-013-1371-1.


4. “So How Many Millennials Are There in the US, Anyway? (Updated).” Marketing Charts, 9 Sept. 2019, Projected estimate of 19.96 million based on population of 76.2 million young adults ages 18-34 and prevalence of 26.2% of 16-17 year olds who have special health care needs (Bethell).

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