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How hot water temperature estimated

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For sample persons age 18 and over who knew the temperature of the hot water in their home, WATEMPGAUGE reports how the person estimated the temperature of the hot water.

WATEMPGAUGE 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.


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


  • 1985, 1990