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Exposed to dangerous conditions in current job

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who were employed in the last two weeks, WEXCOND reports whether or not she/he is exposed to any work conditions that could endanger her/his own health, such as loud noise, extreme heat or cold, physical or mental stress, or radiation, in her/his current job.

This variable was introduced in 1985 as part of a series of variables 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.


  • 1985: Sample persons age 18+ who were employed in the past 2 weeks.


  • 1985