Status:Closed    Asked:Oct 01, 2017 - 07:01 PM

Can it be determined if the HEADSTARNOW variable links to the sample child?

It appears that HEADSTARNOW question of if anyone in the household is currently participating in Head Start is asked on the person level, not on the child level. I am wondering if there is a way to determine if the sample child is a participant of the Head Start program?

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

Staff Answer

The variable HEADSTARNOW is a person level variable that is asked of all persons age 6 and younger. If you take a look at the survey form, you will see that each eligible person in a household (i.e. children 6 and younger) are asked this question. Therefore, if you are to add this variable to your extract, you can use the codes to help you determine who is/is not in the program. The variable for identifying the sample child, CSTATFLG, indicates whether or not the child was the randomly selected person under age 18 in the family for additional health-related questions.


Oct 02, 2017 - 08:45 AM

Report it


Head of Household in ACS data
Child-parent pairs in IHIS
Question about separating adult and child data on CPOX and CPOX12MO variables
In ATUS, there's a variable for "child under 18 present in household", how ca...
Login   |   Register

Recently Active Members

View More »

Share |