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How body part 3 was hurt: First response

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For all injury/poisoning episodes that occurred in the past 3 months and for which at least one body part was reported to have been affected, IRTYPE3A reports the first type of injury on the third affected part of the body reported in IRBODY3. For the second type of injury sustained on the same body part, see IRTYPE3B.

IRTYPE3A is an injury-level variable.

IRTYPE3A 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 across available years.


  • 2004-2017: All injuries.


  • 2004-2017