Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under age 18, MENINGITEV indicates if the child ever had meningitis or spinal meningitis. The inquiry did not require that the meningitis be diagnosed by a doctor or health professional, and a definition of " meningitis" or "spinal meningitis" was not provided in the survey text or in the Field Representative's Manual .
The question for MENINGITEV was part of a series of questions on child health conditions in the 1988 Supplement on Child Health.
Along with MENINGITEV, respondents were asked if the child ever had any of 33 conditions, grouped in nine categories, and respondents could also specify up to three conditions not directly included in the inquiry.
- 1988: Sample persons under age 18.
- 1988 : SAMPWEIGHT