For children ages 0 to 17, CHTHERAPY reports if the child needs or gets special therapy, such as physical, occupational, or speech therapy.
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 CHTHERAPY was asked on the Parent Administered Questionnaire (PAQ), a pencil-and-paper survey. For 2001 forward CHTHERAPY 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.