Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons age 18 and over who worked for a private company or the federal, state, or local government, CARJOB reports if persons drove or traveled in a motor vehicle as part of their job during the past two weeks. Respondents were instructed not to include air travel or time spent traveling to and from work.
CARJOB was first included in the 1991 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention supplement and the 1993 Year 2000 supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
Apart from changes in the universe, there are no comparability issues with this variable. 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.
- 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who worked in the past 2 weeks and who work for a private company or for federal, state, or local government.
- 1993: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from AIDS supplement) who worked in the past 2 weeks and who worked for a private company or federal, state, or local government.
- 1991, 1993