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Ever had respiratory allergy

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For sample persons under 18, this variable indicates if the sample child ever any other kind of respiratory allergy, other than hay fever (HAYFEVEREV). The inquiry did not require a diagnosis by a medical doctor or health professional. A definition of "any other kind..." was not provided in the Field Representative's Manual and the condition was respondent defined.

This variable was part of a series of questions on child health conditions in the 1988 Supplement on Child Health.

Related Variables

Along with RALLERGYEV, respondents were asked if the child ever had any of 33 conditions, grouped in nine categories.


Variables grouped with RALLERGYEV included:



This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1988: Sample persons under age 18.


  • 1988