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Age when first noticed emotional problem: Time period

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For sample children age 3 to 17 years who ever had an emotional or behavioral problem that lasted 3 months or more, EMOAGETP refers to how old the child was when the condition was first noticed and reports whether the number of units given in EMOAGENO is in months or years. Respondents could also report "since birth." Thus, this variable indicates only the type time period (month or year) for the units reported, and has to be used in conjunction with EMOAGENO, which indicates the number of units.

For a full list of variables related to the emotional problems in children, see EMOPEV.


This variable is only available for 1988.


  • 1988: Sample persons age 3-17 who had emotional/behavioral problem.


  • 1988