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Spend majority of work day in office building or outside

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For sample adults who were employed in past two weeks, AREAWORKMAJR reports whether the respondent spent the majority of his or her work day inside or outside. For researchers interested in a more detailed categorization of work environments, see AREAWORK.

AREAWORKMAJR was first included as part of the 1987 cancer control supplement that pertained to occupational exposure. For related variables and more information, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who had a job in the past 2 weeks.


  • 1987