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Considered seeking help from family/friends

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For sample persons age 18 and older who reported to have experienced stress, EMOFAMCON reports whether or not, within the last year, the person thought of seeking help from family or friends for personal/emotional problems.

EMOFAMCON 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.


Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1985: Sample persons age 18+.
  • 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who knew what stress was.
  • 1993: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from AIDS supplement).


  • 1985, 1990, 1993