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Ever told had other (non congenital) heart condition

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NONCONHARTEV identifies sample children whom a doctor or other health professional ever diagnosed as having "some other heart problem," that is, some heart problem other than congenital heart disease (CONGHARTEV). Noncongenital heart disease, which was not defined in the survey documentation, refers to any type of heart problem other than a structural problem in the heart that is present at birth.

The 1997 Field Representative's Manual identified a number of conditions falling under the rubric of heart disease in children. Specifically, "heart disease or heart condition can include any of the following: congenital heart disease, chronic heart condition, rheumatic heart disease, heart murmurs, atrial or mitral valve disease/damage, etc." For 1998 forward, the Manual replaced this listing with a single broad statement: "Heart disease or heart condition should be included if a doctor has told the parent or guardian that the child has any kind of heart problem or condition." Neither of these statements was routinely shared with respondents.


This variable is completely comparable over time.


  • 1988: Sample persons under age 18.
  • 1997-2018: Sample children under age 18.


  • 1988, 1997-2018