PERNUM is a 2-digit numeric variable.
PERNUM is an IPUMS NHIS-constructed variable that numbers all persons within each family in each household consecutively (starting with "1") in the order in which they appear in the original NHIS data. PERNUM was created by IPUMS NHIS during the process of reformatting the original NHIS public use files.
- 1963-2017: All persons.
- No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to Description for more information.