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Weeks mother pregnant when 1st saw doctor about pregnancy: Recode 2

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For sample persons less than 6 years old whose respondent is her/his biological mother, PGMWKSEEMDR2 is a recoded variable that reports how many weeks pregnant the biological mother was when she first saw a doctor about her pregnancy with the sample person. Responses were recoded into several time intervals. Please see the Codes tab for detailed information about the categories provided.

This variable is part of the 1988 Child Health Supplement. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to find other variables related to this supplement.


The 1988 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.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1988: Sample persons under age 6, whose respondent is their biological mother.


  • 1988