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Level of concern about harmful job exposure

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For sample persons age 18 and older who had a job in the past two weeks and who reported working with harmful substances and/or being exposed to radiation at their current job, WEXCONCERN reports the level of her/his concern about the exposure to such substances and/or radiation.

This variable was introduced in 1992 as part of a series of variables with information on occupational safety and health. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who had a job in the past 2 weeks and who work with harmful substances or are exposed to radiation at their current job.


  • 1992