Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18, BORNCONGEN reports if there was anything wrong with the person when she/he was born, including any condition that was not known about immediately after delivery but was discovered later. If the respondent indicated that there was a problem with the person when she/he was born, the respondent was asked to report if the type of problem was known or unknown. Please see the Codes tab for additional information about possible responses.
This variable is part of the 1981 and 1988 Child Health Supplement. Please see the Codes tab for additional information about possible responses.
The 1981 and 1988 Child Health Supplement collected information about children 17 years of age and younger on a wide range of topics, including: family structure, child care, breastfeeding, development, medications, birth and prenatal events, hospitalizations and surgery, chronic conditions, weight, school, behavior problems, social issues, and sleep habits. All questions were asked of the adult best able to provide accurate information about the child. The preferred respondents for this supplement, in order of priority, are: biological mother, biological father, an adoptive, step, or foster parent, a legal guardian, a primary caretaker, or another adult.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 18.
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT