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Onset of condition 8: Recode

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For sample children under age 18 who have at least eight specific listed health conditions, KIDCONSET8 is a recoded variable which reports the length of time since the eighth condition was first noticed, in intervals of 3 months or less, 3-12 months, or more than 12 months ago. For details on the eighth condition, see KIDC8.

KIDCONSET8 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 8 or more listed health conditions.


  • 1981