Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons age 18 and older, AIDLOOK indicates if the person believes the statement "A person who has the AIDS virus can look well and healthy" to be true or false.
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.
The response categories changed over time. From 1988-1989, sample persons were asked to what extent they believed the statement to be true, ranging from "definitely true" to "definitely false". Starting in 1991, sample persons were asked only if they believed the statement to be true or false.
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.
- 1988: Sample persons age 18+ in quarters 2 through 4.
- 1989; 1991: Sample persons age 18+.
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+.
- 1993: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from Y2K supplement).
- 1994-1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from Y2K supplement).
- 1988-1989, 1991-1995
- 1988-1989, 1991-1995 : SUPP1WT