NLSCYNational Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (Canada)
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The NLSCY includes a single question regarding child hunger: "Has your child ever experienced being hungry because the family has run out of food or money to buy food?
2,7-9,27,28) Previous studies of the NLSCY have examined child hunger in relation to additional covariates, also examined here, including child health status; presence of a chronic condition, including asthma; hospitalization within the past year; family functioning; and characteristics of the person most knowledgeable about the child (PMK).
All available cycles of the NLSCY have been used in this analysis.
1) To develop these insights, I replicate and extend the work of Currie and Stabile (2003) through alternative model specifications and by making use of additional years of the NLSCY data that have become available since their analysis.
For the NLSCY, children aged 12 to 13 years were asked to respond to a series of self-report questionnaires, abbreviated from well-known and psychometrically sound instruments in order to meet the requirements of brevity necessary for large-scale data collection.
The CES-D was shortened for use in the NLSCY from the original 20 items to 12 items.
The second panel of Table 1 exploits the multi-period information available in the NLSCY to report percentages of children in our longitudinal cohort who did not experience any poverty during our study period, who experienced poverty in only one year (regardless of which year), in any two years or in all three years, respectively.
Neighbourhood' in the NLSCY is the Census Enumeration Area (EA) in which the child lives.
The figures track the scores in Quebec and rest of Canada for several measures over successive waves of the NLSCY.
13) This scale was used in the NLSCY, which has been validated for youth, and has been shown to have good internal consistency and content validity with a Cronbach's alpha of .
Population attributable fractions (PAFs) of incident asthma were generated using longitudinal NLSCY data by age group (Table 4).
Asthma Incidence From Canadian Studies in the Literature Study Data Source Years N Midodzi 2007 NLSCY cycles 1 & 2 1994-95 13,524 (1) 1996-97 Chen 2002 (2) NPHS cycles 1 & 2 1994-95 12,636 1996-97 Marra 2009 (3) British Columbia 1997-2003 251,817 All live births Dik 20044 Manitoba Population 1980-90 170,960 Health Research Repository To (personal Ontario 2005 777,778 communication) Administrative Database Asthma Incidence % Age (95% confidence interval, Study (years) where presented) Midodzi 2007 0-1 6.