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For sample persons age 18 and older who never saw or read anything aboud AIDS, or for whom it was unknown when they last saw, heard, or read something about AIDS, AIDHEAREV indicates if the person has ever heard of AIDS.

This variable is part of the NHIS supplement on AIDS knowledge and attitudes. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1987: Sample persons age 18+ in quarter 3 (5th week) and quarter 4 who never saw or read anything about AIDS or for whom it was unknown when they had last heard, seen, or read something about AIDS.


  • 1987