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Child's age when first lived in nonparent household (recode: years)


This is a 2-digit numeric variable.


For persons under 18 years of age in the National Health Interview Survey-Disability Survey (NHIS-D) Phase I sample and the respondent is not the person's biological/natural parent, DPKIDAGEY reports the child's age in years when he or she started living with the respondent.


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.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1994-1995: Persons under 18 in the NHIS-D Phase I sample whose parent was not biological/natural parent.


  • 1994-1995