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Current status of child condition 2

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For sample children under age 18 who have at least two specific listed health conditions, KIDCSTAT2 reports the current status of the second condition listed. If it was reported that the child is bothered by the second condition "all the time" or if the child is reported to still have the condition, but it is not completely cured or under control, the response was classified as "still has condition." The Field Representative's Manual defined "under control" as referring to "situations in which persons, by following a certain diet, taking medicine, and so forth, no longer have the symptoms of the condition. However, if they were to stop doing these things, the symptoms might recur." For details on the second condition, see KIDC2.

KIDCSTAT2 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 2 or more listed health conditions.


  • 1981