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Parts of body hurt: 2nd body part

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For all injury or poisoning episodes that occurred within the past 3 months, IRBODY2 reports the second 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 (IRTYPE2A and IRTYPE2B ) and could list up to four affected body parts (IRBODY1, IRBODY2, IRBODY3, and IRBODY4).

IRBODY2 is an injury-level variable.

IRBODY2 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.


This variable is comparable for all available years.


  • 2004-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017: All injuries that reportedly occurred within the past 3 months.


  • 2004-2017