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Sought help from weight watchers

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For sample persons age 18 and older who reported to have experienced stress within the last year, EMOHELPWW reports whether or not the person sought help from the Weight Watchers.

In 1985, for affirmative responses, the survey specifies the order in which the first four sources of help were mentioned. If the person mentioned more than four sources of help, responses beyond the first four sources of help mentioned are not ordered. Users interested in a "yes" response about the use of this source of help (regardless of the order in which it was mentioned), should combine all response categories that indicate an affirmative response.

EMOHELPWW is part of a series of variables related to sources of help with adult personal or emotional problems. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1985: Sample persons age 18+ who in the past year thought about seeking help for personal or emotional problems from friends/family and/or from a professional/self-help group, or for whom it was unknown whether they had thought about seeking such help, and who actually sought help.


  • 1985