Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who have ever been exposed to leisure-time noise at least once a month for a year, this variable indicates whether they were exposed to loud noise from noisy non-work activities other than those already mentioned for more than 10 times in a year. Other noisy, non-work, leisure activities already mentioned that persons could report exposure to include: motorcycle/auto racing/snowmobile/motorboat, operating farm machinery, wood cutting/woodworking/other workshop power tools, lawn mower/electric trimmer/leaf or snow blower, firearms, household appliances, MP3/iPod player, playing in a music group, and other music-related activities. Respondents were handed a card with 10 activities or noises and could select as many noises that applied.
In 2007, this variable was part of a Sample Adult Hearing Supplement, (sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The hearing supplement questions were included to address the Healthy People 2010 program initiatives, including reducing adult hearing loss in the noise-exposed public.
For a full list of hearing related variables available for all years, see HEARING, or use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have ever been exposed to leisure-time noise at least once a month for a year.
- 2007 : SAMPWEIGHT