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Ever ran away from home: Yes or no

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For sample children ages 3-17, RUNAWAYEV reports if the sample child had ever run away from home. If the respondent questioned what is meant by "run away from home", interviewers were instructed to give the following definition: "disappeared at a time when you thought this is what she/he might be doing, and stayed away so long that you had to starting searching for her/him".

This variable is from the behavior section of the child health supplement. This section provides data on the incidence of many childhood behavior problems. For more information and related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1981: Sample persons age 3 to 17.


  • 1981