For children ages 0 to 17 who need or get special therapy because of any medical, behavioral, or other health condition (CHTHCOND), CHTHCOND12M reports if the condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months.
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 CHTHCOND12M was asked on the Parent Administered Questionnaire (PAQ), a pencil-and-paper survey. For 2001 forward CHTHCOND12M 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
- 2000-2019: Children ages 0-17 who need or get special therapy because of any medical, behavioral, or other health condition (CHTHCOND).