Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons ages 18 and over with only one smoke detector in the home, SMOKALARMWK reports whether the smoke detector is now working.
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Minor changes in wording between samples do not affect comparability of this variable.
In 1990, this question was asked of all sample adults with 1 smoke detector installed in the home. In 1994, the question was asked of half of sample persons. Changes in sampling frequency may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IPUMS NHIS weights.
- 1990: Sample persons age 18+ with 1 smoke detector installed in the home.
- 1994: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) with one smoke detector installed in the home.
- 1990, 1994