IFSS_OKDISABL: Any non-bio child has physical/mental disability

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Summary for Variable Group: Non-biological children

This variable group provides information on whether the respondent raised her husband/partner's children or other non-biological children, and how many of those children she raised. Additional information is provided for the first three non-biological children who lived with the respondent. This information includes the child's sex, relationship to the respondent, date of birth, Hispanic origin, and race, as well as whether the respondent adopted the child, when the child came to live with the respondent, whether the child still lives with the respondent, and whether the child was born in the U.S.


IFSS_OKDISABL

Any non-bio child has physical/mental disability

Availability

2002 NSFG
1995 NSFG

Source Variables

Source Questions

OKDISABL9 BJ-16 2002 NSFG
OKDISABL5 BJ-16 2002 NSFG
OKDISABL25 BJ-16 2002 NSFG
OKDISABL21 BJ-16 2002 NSFG
OKDISABL17 BJ-16 2002 NSFG
OKDISABL13 BJ-16 2002 NSFG
OKDISABL1 BJ-16 2002 NSFG
OKDISA10 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA09 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA08 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA07 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA06 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA05 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA04 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA03 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA02 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA01 BL-21 1995 NSFG
OKDISA00 BL-21 1995 NSFG

Description

IFSS_OKDISABL indicates whether any non-biological child has a physical, mental or emotional disability.

General Comparability Notes

Summary: This variable is generally comparable across time, but changes in the child universe and the question wording in 2002 pose potential problems. Respondents were asked whether each non-biological child she reported had a disability.

The questions differed between the two surveys. In 1995, respondents were asked whether the child had a "physical or mental disability" (with response options "yes" and "no"). In 2002, the question was worded as "physical disability, emotional disturbance, or mental retardation" and respondents were asked to specify which was applicable. The harmonized variable represents whether the child had any type of disability. Because of the differences in wording, there are likely some children in 1995 about whom a "no" response would be a "yes" in 2002 (if children with an emotional disturbance were not reported as having a "physical or mental disability" in 1995). The impact on analysis of this variable should be determined by the researcher.

If the respondent replied "yes" to the question about disability for any of her non-biological children, IFSS_OKDISABL is coded as "yes". For specific information about which non-biological children were disabled, analysts can refer to the original surveys.

The respondent universes were equivalent (the respondent reported having non-biological children that had been under her care). The differences in the applicability criteria, such as that the respondent had not yet begun her period, are unlikely to result in many women being left out of the question sample in 1995 who would have been included in 2002.

The universe of children about whom the question was asked is less comparable. In 1995, the question was asked of all non-biological children who had ever lived with the respondent. In 2002, the question was only asked of children were previously unrelated to the respondent in any way and who are currently living with her, and children who were adopted. Concerned analysts can use IFSS_RELOTHKD, IFSS_STILHEROK, and IFSS_ADPTOTKD to restrict the universe in 1995 to create a completely comparable sample.

See also:
IFSS_OTHERKID
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_1
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_2
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_3
IFSS_CMOKDCAM_1
IFSS_CMOKDCAM_2
IFSS_CMOKDCAM_3
IFSS_CMOKDDOB_1
IFSS_CMOKDDOB_2
IFSS_CMOKDDOB_3
IFSS_NOTHERKID
IFSS_OKBORNUS_1
IFSS_OKBORNUS_2
IFSS_OKBORNUS_3
IFSS_OTHKDRAC_1
IFSS_OTHKDRAC_2
IFSS_OTHKDRAC_3
IFSS_OTHKDSPN_1
IFSS_OTHKDSPN_2
IFSS_OTHKDSPN_3
IFSS_RELOTHKD_1
IFSS_RELOTHKD_2
IFSS_RELOTHKD_3
IFSS_SEXOTHKD_1
IFSS_SEXOTHKD_2
IFSS_SEXOTHKD_3
IFSS_STILHEROK_1
IFSS_STILHEROK_2
IFSS_STILHEROK_3

Imputation Flag Exists

Imputation Flag Values
-1 Illogical value
0 Not imputed
1 Imputed in original study
2 Logically imputed
3 Month imputed (Original file edit)
4 Age known, month imputed
5 Originally imputed as June, recoded to random month
6 Month imputed
7 Multiple regression imputed: Not ascertained
8 Multiple regression imputed: Refused
9 Multiple regression imputed: Don't know
10 Midpoint of a given range
11 Answer comes from a follow-up question
12 Midpoint of a range given as a follow-up
13 Answer is rounded up
14 Answer is rounded down
15 Reported months and weeks, weeks<=4
16 Reported months=trunc(weeks/4.35)
17 Reported months=weeks & weeks>4
18 Reported months!=trunc(weeks/4.35), months!=weeks, weeks>4
19 Months coded NA/RF/DK
20 Weeks coded NA/RF/DK
21 Impossible to determine which method used last

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