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Child ever said first and last names without help

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For sample persons under 5 years old, SAY2NAMEV reports if the child has ever said his or her first and last names together without someone's help. Nickname may be used for first name.

Child motor and social development variables should be combined with AGE, BIRTHMO (Month of birth), and INTERVWMO (Month of NHIS interview) to provide complete information about the child's developmental progress. For more information on how the child's specific age is relevant to this variable, please see HEADTURNEV.

For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1981: Sample children under 5 years old.


  • 1981