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Heard of poison control centers

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For sample persons age 18 and over who have at least one child under 10 in their family, POISCENHEAR reports if the person had heard of poison control centers. Poison control centers are places that provide free information or consultation in the event of a poison emergency.
POISCENHEAR was first introduced in 1985 as part of the Health Promotion and Child Safety Supplement. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1985; 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who have child(ren) under 10 in family.


  • 1985, 1990