Codes and Frequencies
For all injury or poisoning episodes that occurred within the past 3 months, IRBODY1 reports the first part of the body that was affected by the injury. Persons could report up to two types of injury sustained by each body part affected (IRTYPE1A and IRTYPE1B and could list up to four affected body parts (IRBODY1, IRBODY2, IRBODY3, and IRBODY4).
IRBODY1 is an injury-level variable.
IRBODY1 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.
- 2004-2012; 2014 2015 2016 2017: All injuries that reportedly occurred within the past 3 months.
- No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to IRBODY1 for more information.