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CHTHCOND12M
Health condition for which child needs special therapy expected to last at least 12 months

Description

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.

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Comparability

The change in mode of administration from a self-administered questionnaire in 2000 to an interviewer administered questionnaire in 2001 forward may produce slightly different estimates in 2000 compared to later years. There are no other comparability issues.

Universe

  • 2000-2019: Children ages 0-17 who need or get special therapy because of any medical, behavioral, or other health condition (CHTHCOND).

Availability

  • 2000-2019

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