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Ever had pneumonia

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For sample persons under age 18, PNEUMONEV indicates if the child ever had pneumonia. The inquiry did not require that the pneumonia be diagnosed by a doctor or health professional, and a definition of "pneumonia " was not provided in the survey text or in the Field Representative's Manual .

The question for PNEUMONEV was part of a series of questions on child health conditions in the 1988 Supplement on Child Health.

Related Variables

Along with PNEUMONEV, 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.


Variables grouped with PNEUMONEV in the condition list included:

HEPATEV, ever had hepatitis; MONOEV, ever had mononucleosis; URINTINFEV, ever had a bladder infection or urinary tract infection; RHEUMFEV, ever had rheumatic fever; and MENINGITEV, ever had meningitis or spinal meningitis.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1988: Sample persons under age 18.


  • 1988