Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons age 18 and over who worked with harmful substances or were exposed to radiation at their current job, PGEAR reports whether protective gear was available. Examples of protective gear included gloves, respirator, filter mask, boots, ear plugs, and film badge.
PGEAR was part of the Cancer Epidemiology Supplement, part of the larger 1992 Cancer Risk Factors Supplement, which collected data on dietary intake, the use of cancer screening tests, knowledge and behavioral risk factors for the most common cancers, access to medical care and tobacco use. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who had a job in the past 2 weeks and at their current job work with harmful substances or are exposed to radiation.
- 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT