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Number hours driving motor vehicle as part of main job

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For sample persons age 18 and over who worked for a private company or for the federal, state, or local government (in the past two weeks) and drove or traveled in a motor vehicle as part of their main job, CARJOBHRS reports the number of hours driving the vehicle on the job.

CARJOBHRS was first included in the 1991 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who worked for a private company or for federal, state, or local government, who worked in the past 2 weeks, and whose job involves motor vehicle travel.


  • 1991