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Chronic status of child condition 3

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For sample children under age 18 who have at least three specific listed health conditions, KIDCHRON3 is a recoded variable, which reports whether the third condition listed was chronic or not. Chronic was defined as a condition lasting three months or longer (or since birth, for infants less than three months old), which has not been cured. For details on the third condition, see KIDC3.

KIDCHRON3 was introduced in 1981 as part of the Child Health Supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1981: Sample persons under age 18 with 3 or more listed health conditions.


  • 1981