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Amount prescription helped child with emotional difficulties

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For sample children age 4 to 17 who had taken prescription medicine in the past 6 months for difficulties with emotions, concentration, behavior or getting along with others, DIFRXHELP indicates how much this prescription medication helped. Response categories include not at all, a little, some, or a lot.

DIFRXHELP is part of a series of variables initiated in 2011 child mental health service supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 2011-2013: Sample children age 4-17 who have taken prescription medicine in the past 6 months.


  • 2011-2013