Codes and Frequencies
For all injuries involving water, IRWATER clarifies the type of body of water where a an episode of near-drowning or water in the lungs occurred.
IRWATER is an injury-level variable.
IRWATER 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.
- 1997-1999: All injuries involving water.
- 1997-1999 : PERWEIGHT