Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons under 6 years old whose respondent is their biological mother, PGMISCARYNO reports how many miscarriages the person's biological mother had before she became pregnant with the person. This variable is top-coded at 5.
This variable is part of the 1981 Child Health Supplement. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to find other variables related to this supplement.
The 1981 Child Health Supplement collected information about children 17 years of age and younger on a wide range of topics, including: family structure, child care, breastfeeding, development, medications, birth and prenatal events, hospitalizations and surgery, chronic conditions, weight, school, behavior problems, social issues, and sleep habits. All questions were asked of the adult best able to provide accurate information about the child. The preferred respondents for this supplement, in order of priority, are: biological mother, biological father, an adoptive, step, or foster parent, a legal guardian, a primary caretaker, or another adult.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 6
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT