WATEMPDEGRECH is a 3-digit-numeric variable.
0: Never or less than 6 times per year
995: 995+ times
996: Not in Universe
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know
For persons under age 18 whose household sample adult knew the temperature of the hot water in their home, WATEMPDEGRECH reports the approximate temperature in degrees. Persons could report the approximate temperature in categories or in degrees. The answer provided by the household sample adult was applied to the person record for any children under age 18 in the household; children's records should not be interpreted as meaning that the child knew the temperature of the hot water in their home.
Persons could also report the approximate temperature as high, medium or low.
WATEMPDEGRECH 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.
- 1990: Persons under age 18 whose household sample adult knew hot water temperature in this home.
- 1990 : PERWEIGHT