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Have ipecac syrup in household

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For sample persons age 18 and older who have any child under 10 in the family, IPECAC reports whether the person has Ipecac syrup in the household. Ipecac syrup is sometimes taken to cause vomiting after something poisonous is swallowed.
IPECAC is part of the Health Promotion and Child Safety Supplement, first introduced in 1985. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1985; 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who have child(ren) under 10 in family.


  • 1985, 1990