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Medication prescribed for emotional or behavioral problems, past 6 months

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For sample children age 4 to 17, DIFRX6MO indicates whether, during the past 6 months, the child was prescribed medication or was taking prescription medication for difficulties with emotions, concentration, behavior, or being able to get along with others.

DIFRX6MO is part of a series of variables initiated in 2010 child mental health service supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2010-2013: Sample children age 4 to 17.


  • 2010-2013