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Had other mental disorder, past 12 months

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For all persons in 1989, and persons ages 18 and older in the 1994-95 National Health Interview Survey-Disability Survey (NHIS-D) Phase I sample, CMIOTMEN12 indicates if the person has any mental disorder(s) other than the disorders mentioned earlier during the interview.

Mental disorders mentioned in the interview include schizophrenia (SCHIZYR), paranoid or delusional disorder (CMIPARDEL), manic episodes (CMIMANICE), manic depression (CMIMANICD), major depression (CMIMAJORD), severe personality disorder (CMIPERSDIS), Alzheimer's or other senile disorder (CMISEN), alcohol abuse disorder (ALCABUSEYR), drug abuse disorder (SUBABUSEYR), and mental retardation (CMIMENRET, 1989 only). The respondents were instructed to report only other mental disorders that SERIOUSLY interfere with the person's ability to work or attend school, or to manage their day-to-day activities.


In 1989, CMIOTMEN12 is part of the Mental Health Supplement that collected information on the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of services that people received. For more information about this supplement and other related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.

In 1994 and 1995, this variable is part of the Disability Supplement (NHIS-D) that collects information on disability. NHIS-D included two household interviews: in Phase I all members of sample families were screened for any indication of disability; in Phase II persons with any indication of disability were followed-up for additional information. Phase I includes sensory, communication, and mobility problems; health conditions; activities of daily living and independent activities of daily living; functional limitations; mental health; services and benefits; special health needs of children; early child development; education; relationship to respondent; and perceived disability. Phase II includes four Disability Followback Survey (DFS) questionnaires: one for children, one for adults, one for elderly persons (69 years of age and over) without any indication of disability (also called the Supplement on Aging or SOA; only in 1994), and one for persons with a history of polio.


In 1989, this question applied to all persons. In 1994 and 1995, this question was asked only of persons ages 18 and older in the NHIS-D Phase I sample. In both years, this question was answered by a family respondent who acted as proxy for all other family members.


  • 1989: All persons.
  • 1994-1995: Persons aged 18 years and older in the NHIS-D Phase I sample.


  • 1989, 1994-1995