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Ever used thermometer to test hot water

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For sample persons age 18 and over, WATHERMEV reports whether, in the past 12 months, the person, or anyone in the household, used a thermometer to test the temperature of the hot water in the household.

WATHERMEV 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: Sample persons age 18+ .


  • 1985