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Last saw, heard, or read about AIDS: Weeks


AIDHEARW is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Not in Universe
995: 995+
996: Less than 1 week
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample persons age 18 and older, AIDHEARW reports the number of weeks since the person last saw, heard or read something about 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.


  • 1987