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PERNUM
Person number within family (from reformatting)

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PERNUM is a 2-digit numeric variable.

Description

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.

Comparability

This variable is fully comparable across years.

Universe

  • 1963-2017: All persons.

Availability

  • 1963-2017

Weights

  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to Description for more information.