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Ever had seizures with fever

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For sample persons under age 18, SEIZUREFEV indicates if the child ever had seizures associated with fever. The inquiry did not require that the condition be diagnosed by a doctor or health professional, and a definition of "seizure" was not provided in the survey text or in the Field Representative's Manual , and the term were respondent defined.

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

Related Variables

Along with this variable, 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.


Variable grouped with SEIZUREFEV in the condition list include:

FHEADEV, ever had frequent or severe headaches, including migraines EPILEPSYEV, had epilepsy or repeated convulsions or seizures not associated with fever.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1988: Sample persons under age 18.


  • 1988