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Worry about child's health more than normal


For children ages 0 to 17, WRYHLTH indicates whether the respondent worries more about the child's health than other people worry about their children's health.

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.

WRYHLTH is part of the General Health Subscale of the Child Health Questionnaire, which is collected on the Child Preventive Health Supplement. See NEVERILL for more information on the General Health Subscale and LESSHLTHY for more information on the Child Preventive Health Supplement.

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  • 2001-2013: Children ages 0-17.


  • 2001-2013



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