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Time child usually goes to bed: Hour

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For sample children ages 1-17 who have a usual bedtime, BEDTIMHR reports the hour that the child usually goes to bed. Persons were asked to report the regular bed time of the child, rounded to the nearest quarter hour. BEDTIMHR should be used in conjunction with BEDTIMIN, which reports the minutes past the hour for the bedtime and BEDTIMPM, which reports whether the bedtime is a.m. or p.m.

BEDTIMHR was first introduced as part of a supplement on child health. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1988: Sample persons age 1 to 17 who have a usual bedtime.


  • 1988