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Person prescribing for emotional/behavioral problems: Family doctor

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For sample children age 4 to17 who had been prescribed medication or had taken prescription medication for emotional problems in the past 6 months, DIFRXFAMD indicates whether the medication was first prescribed by a pediatrician or other family doctor.

DIFRXFAMD 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.


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  • 2010-2013: Sample children age 4 to 17 who have been prescribed or have taken prescription medication in the past 6 months.


  • 2010-2013