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Health effect from work exposure: Other health effect

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who were employed in the last two weeks, WEXHELOTH reports whether in the present job, she/he is exposed to harmful substances that could cause other health problems. "Other" health problems may include any reported problems that do not fall in the following categories: blood disorders, burns, cancer, cardiovascular problems, asphyxiation, frostbites, death, dizziness, reproductive problems, hearing impairment, heat stroke, headache, lowered resistance, infection, injury, gastrointestinal problems, muscle, nerve or bone problems, poisoning, psychological or behaviors problems, lung problems, skin disorders, tumors, and vision problems.

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