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Number of days had hand discomfort, past 12 months


HDNODAYS is a 3-digit numeric variable with no implied decimals.

0: Less than 5 days
997: At least 7 days, unknown exact number
998: Unknown
999: Not in universe


For sample persons aged 18 and older who worked at a civilian job last year and had any hand discomfort last year due to an injury, HDNODAYS reports the number of days that the person had hand discomfort last year.

This variable was included in the 1988 Occupational Health supplement.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1988: Sample persons aged 18+ who worked last year at a civilian job and who had any hand discomfort in the past 12 months due entirely to an injury


  • 1988