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Times ever ran away from home: Recode

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For sample children ages 3-17 who have ever run away from home, RUNAWAYXR is a recoded variable that reports, in several grouped categories, how many times the sample child ran away from home. The response categories for this variable differ slightly from another variable that also reports the number of times a sample child ran away from home. Please see the Codes tab for more information on the response categories available.

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.


There are no comparability issues with this variable


  • 1981: Sample persons age 3 to 17.


  • 1981