Codes and Frequencies
WLDAYR reports the number of days the respondent missed work because of an illness or injury in the last 12 months. Responses were reported as a value between 0 and 366. Absence due to maternity leave was not included.
The 1997 Field Representative's Manual describes work loss day as missing more than one-half of the usual work day from a job or business because of illness or injury. Interviewers were instructed to "always probe for an exact number. If the sample adult reports a range or interval, assist the sample adult in making an estimate by probing. For example, you might ask 'Could you give me a more exact number?'"
The universe for this question includes those who worked without pay.
- 1997-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: Sample adults age 18+ who worked during past 12 months.
- 1997-2018 : SAMPWEIGHT