For children ages 0 to 17, CHCOUNSEL reports if the child has any kind of emotional, developmental, or behavioral problem for which they need or get treatment or counseling.
IPUMS MEPS reports the universe for each variable based on a thorough review of the original MEPS documentation. Investigating the data may reveal cases that do not meet the stated universe. Users are encouraged to validate universes for their analyses.
In 2000 CHCOUNSEL was asked on the Parent Administered Questionnaire (PAQ), a pencil-and-paper survey. For 2001 forward CHCOUNSEL is part of the Children with Special Health Care Needs Screener (CSHCN), which is collected on the Child Preventive Health Supplement. See CHSPECND for information on the CSHCN and LESSHLTHY for more information on the Child Preventive Health Supplement.
Codes and Frequencies
- 2000-2021: Children ages 0-17.