Codes and Frequencies
For all persons, MEDIMPOTH reports whether the respondent has a medical device implanted in her/his body other than those already asked about (e.g., catheter, shunt, pump, ear vent tube, silicone, etc.) and, if so, how many.
MEDIMPOTH is part of a series of variables initiated in 1988 dealing with the implementation of medical devices. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 1988: All persons.
- 1988 : PERWEIGHT