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Exposed to other exposure in current job

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who were employed in the last two weeks, WEXOTH reports whether in the present job, she/he is exposed to other conditions that could endanger her/his own health. "Other" may refer to any condition other than the following: improper lighting, mental stress, loud noise, gases, fumes, vapors or mists, physical stress, uncomfortable work positions, extreme temperatures, vibration, and radiation hazards.

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