Table 2.

Effects of childhood psychological and physical health problems by age 16 y on log family income as an adult

VariableAge (y)
23334250
Psychological problems (6.8%)−0.185*−0.220*−0.259*−0.278*
Eye, ear, or skin condition (19.2%)−0.040*−0.0140.010−0.048
Respiratory problems including asthma (16.2%)−0.015−0.005−0.0280.004
Headaches or migraines (8.6%)−0.0130.023−0.0160.017
Speech defect (7.7%)−0.049−0.082*−0.082*−0.120*
Physical abnormality (6.1%)−0.055−0.066*0.021−0.069
Low birth weight (6.0%)−0.072*−0.024−0.055−0.119*
Alimentary, urogenital, or blood problem (3.7%)−0.0150.0310.016−0.018
Abnormality of heart (1.0%)−0.092−0.1260.046−0.135
Epilepsy, other CNS condition (0.8%)−0.151*−0.272*−0.209−0.519*
Any other condition (0.6%)−0.190−0.308−0.158−0.365
  • The model estimated is identical to that in the first rows of Table 1. Number of observations same as in first row in Table 1.

  • *Significant at 0.01 level.

  • Significant at 0.05 level.

  • Significant at 0.10 level.