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SSA 2014 Child Disability User Notes

Component ID: #ti765064515

The disability recode for child disability (RKDISAB) assigned children with a hearing or seeing difficulty to “severe difficulty” in error. Child records who have a hearing or seeing difficulty and no other limitations that might be classified as severe, should instead be assigned to “non-severe difficulty”.  In addition, the recode does not assign children with health condition values for Asperger Syndrome/Autism to the severe disability category.

This error affects 14 child records that are misclassified with “non-severe disability” and 128 child records that are misclassified with a “severe disability”.

To correct this, users may use the following code to create an accurate measure of child disability.

rkdisab2=3;

if echild_cond1 in ('G80','F84','F79','H54','H91') or echild_cond2 in ('G80','F84','F79','H54','H91') or echild_cond3 in ('G80','F84','F79','H54','H91') or echspeech_c=2 or echcane=1 or echwchair=1 or echin_help=1 or echbed_help=1 or echbath_help=1 or echdress_hlp=1 or echeat_help=1 or echtoilt_hlp=1 or edevdelay=1 or echintel_dis=1 or echdev_dis=1 or ech_oth_dev=1 then rkdisab2=1;


else if echseeing=1 or echhearing=1 OR ECHSPEECH=1 OR ESPORTS_DIF=1 or earmslegs=1 or echin_dif=1 or echbed_dif=1 or echbath_dif=1 or echdress_dif=1 or echeat_dif=1 or echtoilt_dif=1 or echlearn_dis=1 or eadhd=1 or ech_soc_dif=1 or eschoolwrk=1 then rkdisab2=2;


The health conditions listed above reference the following:

CONDNAME

CONDCODE

Blindness

H54

Cerebral palsy

G80

Deafness

H91

Intellectual disability

F79

Alzheimer disease

G30

Asperger syndrome/Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder

F84

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