Codes and Frequencies
For all persons, FIXDEVICE reports whether the respondent has a medical device implant (such as pins, screws, nails, wires, rods, or plates) that have been surgically inserted into their bodies and, if so, how many.
FIXDEVICE is part of a series of variables initiated in 1988 dealing with the implementation of medical devices. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 1988: All persons.
- 1988 : PERWEIGHT