Codes and Frequencies
For all persons, INJURY3MO reports whether a person had at least one injury or poisoning episode serious enough to seek medical advice or treatment in the past 3 months.
INJURY3MO is part of a series of variables initiated in 1997 that systematically report persons' injuries and poisonings, the cause, what the person was doing while sustaining the injury or poisoning, and where she/he was at the time of the injury or poisoning. For related variables and additional information, please see the User note on Injuries and Poisonings or use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
Prior to 2000, persons were asked about injuries and poisonings separately; in 2000, these categories were combined and persons were asked about the causes, activities, and locations related to injury and poisoning episodes at the same time.
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for this variable in particular...fic to the variables before this, but then follow up with a general overviewIn 2000 a screening question regarding the number of injuries or poisonings that were serious enough to seek medical attention was reworded and caused a marked decrease in the number of persons reporting injuries. The question was changed back to the originally intended wording in subsequent years. For greater detail on these changes, please see the User Note on Injuries and Poisonings .
- 1997-2017: All persons.
- 1997-2017 : PERWEIGHT