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Used thermometer to test hot water in past 12 months

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For sample persons age 18 who have hot water in their home, WATEMPTHERM reports whether anyone in the household used a thermometer to test the temperature of the hot water.

WATEMPTHERM 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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  • 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who have hot water in home.


  • 1990