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Doctor told about using child safety seats

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For families with children under age 5, SSEATMDTOLD reports whether a doctor or other health professional told the respondent about the importance of child safety seats,also referred to as car safety carriers.

SSEATMDTOLD was first asked in the 1985 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Supplement, which included Injury Control and Child Safety and Health. 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: Sample persons age 18+ who have child(ren) under 5 in family and who know about child safety seats.


  • 1985