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Who decided to test for radon

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For sample adults ages 18 and older whose household air was tested for radon, RADWHO reports if someone in the household, or someone else decided to test for radon.

RADWHO is included in the sample adult section within a series of questions about environmental health concerns, including testing for lead and radon. For more information and related variables, see RADHEAR or use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1994: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who had ever heard of radon and whose house had been test for radon.


  • 1994