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Had carpal tunnel syndrome in past 12 months

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For sample adults aged 18 or older who have ever been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTSEV), CTSYR indicates if the sample person has had carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months. In 1988, this variable was asked of sample adults who have ever worked.

For more information on carpal tunnel syndrome and other variables related to connections between specific conditions and jobs held see (CTSEV).


Changes in the universe limit the comparability of this variable. As always, users should use the appropriate weight for their analyses.


  • 1988: Sample persons aged 18+ who have ever worked
  • 1999: Sample adults age 18+.
  • 2010; 2015: Sample adults age 18+ who have ever been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.


  • 1988, 1999, 2010, 2015