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Duration of limiting other emotional/behavior problem: Time period

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CLIMEMOTTP reports the respondent-measured time unit of the duration of a limiting emotional or behavioral problem. This information is reported only for persons under age 18 who had at least one activity limitation (LANY), and whose limitation was due to an emotional or behavioral problem not listed on the interviewer-provided flashcard (CLIMEMOT).

Data on the duration of the limiting emotional or emotional problem, not listed on the interviewer-provided flashcard, were collected via the question, "How long [have/has] [you/person] had [an emotional or behavioral problem]?" Respondents could answer this open-ended question using the time unit of their choice (i.e., days, weeks, months, years, or since birth). The original responses to the question are reported in two complementary variables, CLIMEMOTTP (which, as noted above, specifies the time unit) and CLIMEMOTNO (which reports the number of such units). For the NHIS public use files, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) recoded the results from these two variables to create two other variables using standard time units: years (CLIMEMOTY) and groups of months (CLIMEMOTMO).


The variable is completely comparable across time.


  • 1997-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: Persons under age 18 limited due to other emotional/behavioral problem.


  • 1997-2018