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Child shares sleeping room with parents

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For sample children who share a sleeping room, SLEEPSHAPAR reports whether the child shares his or her sleeping room with his or her parent or parents.

SLEEPSHAPAR was first introduced as part of a supplement on child health. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Response options and coding vary slightly between years, so researchers should use caution making comparisons across samples.


  • 1981; 1988: Sample children under age 18 who share a sleeping room.


  • 1981, 1988