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Kind of motor vehicle used on main job

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For sample persons age 18 and over who worked for a private company or for a federal state, or local government (in the past 2 weeks) and whose job involved motor vehicle travel, CARJOBTYP reports the kind of vehicle used on the job. Respondents were shown a list of vehicles and could pick only one. Options included car, light truck/van, heavy truck, motorcycle, moped, taxi, and bus/trolley.

CARJOBTYP 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 in the past 2 weeks, who work for a private company or for federal, state, or local government, and whose job involves motor vehicle travel.


  • 1991