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Took medicine for emotional/behavioral problem, past 12 months

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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, this variable indicates if the child took any medicine for the problem in the last 12 months.

Related Variables

Variables related to EMOMEDYR are available for 1988 and refer to the last 12 month time period.


These include:

  • received treatment or counseling (EMOTRETYR)
  • if the emotional/behavioral caused the child to miss any time from school (EMOMISSYR)
  • number school days missed from emotional/behavioral problem (EMOMISSYRX)
  • attended special classes due to emotional/behavioral problem (EMOCLASSYR)
  • Needed help for emotional/behavioral problem, past 12 months (EMONEEDYR1981, 1988)

For a full list of variables related to emotional and behavioral problems, see EMOPEV.


This variable is only available for 1988.


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


  • 1988