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Amount of help from other source

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For sample persons age 18 and older who knew what stress was, and who reported to have experienced stress within the last year and have sought help from some other source, EMOAMTOTH reports the amount of help the person received from this source.

Users interested in the amount of help from specific sources (not included in this variable) should also use: AMOAMTFAM (family member and/or relative), EMOAMTFREN (friend, neighbor and/or peer), EMOAMTMD (medical doctor), EMOAMTPSYCH (psychologist), EMOAMTPSYMD (psychiatrist), EMOAMTSW (social worker), EMOAMTOMH (other mental health professional), EMOAMTAA (Alcoholics Anonymous), AMOAMTNAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), EMOAMTREL (religious counselor and/or religious support group), EMOAMTWK (counselor and/or group at work), and EMOAMTOSH (other self-help group).

EMOAMTOTH is part of a series of variables related to sources of help with adult personal or emotional problems, as well as the amount of help received by each source. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who knew what stress was, and who in the past year thought about seeking help for personal or emotional problems from family/friends and/or from a professional/self-help group, or for whom it was unknown whether they had thought about seeking such help, who actually sought help and who sought help from an "other" source.


  • 1990