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Hot water temperature in degrees F


WATEMPDEGRE is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Never or less than 6 times per year
995: 995+ times
996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample persons age 18 and over who knew the temperature of the hot water in their home, WATEMPDEGRE reports the approximate temperature in degrees. Persons could also report the approximate temperature as high, medium or low.

WATEMPDEGRE was part of the Health Prevention and Disease Promotion supplement periodically included in the NHIS which helped measure national goals towards the Healthy People Initiative of the U.S. Surgeon General. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop down menu and search functions for related variables.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1985; 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who know hot water temperature in this home.


  • 1985, 1990