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Educational attainment (degree), round record


For persons aged 16 and older who are in scope, HIDEGRD reports their highest degree.

AHRQ staff combine information on highest grade completed, high school diploma completion, and highest degree to create this variable. Persons who reported 1 or more year of college, but who replied "no degree" as highest degree are coded as having a high school diploma. Persons with missing data for highest grade and "no degree" reported are coded as having no degree. Discrepancies between rounds and between HIDEGRD and EDUYRRD are not typically cleaned by AHRQ staff and may contain discrepancies.

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In 1996, HIDEGRD only includes persons aged 16 and older who are eligible in rounds 1 and 2 of data collection; in subsequent years, HIDEGRD is available for all persons aged 16 and older. Otherwise, this variable is completely comparable across time.


  • 1996: Persons aged 16 and older who are eligible (ELIGRD = 4) and in rounds 1 or 2 of data collection.
  • 1997-1998: Persons aged 16 and older who are in scope.


  • 1996-1998



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