What is the definition of foster child in the data set?

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I have a question related to the varibale RELATE in the dataset. I was wondering what is the definition of Foster Child in the data? Because I see that some respondents have foster children whom are older than 50 years old!

thanks in advance,

-Mo

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For the ATUS, RELATE was collected directly from the respondent by the enumerator at the time of the ATUS survey. The RELATE variable simply records this self-reported relationship, rather than imposing a uniform definition. You can also check the data quality flag QRELATE to see if a value of RELATE was allocated.

Hope this helps.

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