Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who did not work all of the past 3 months while physically ill or don't know or refused (WRKSICKDAY), WLDAYSICK reports the number of days the respondent missed work because of an illness or the chance they had COVID-19 in the last 3 months. Responses were reported as a value between 0 and 90.
This is one of a series of questions on adult occupational health sponsored in 2021 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). For more information on these variables, see the variable description tab for EMPLTAX.
NCHS added nearly 30 questions related to COVID starting in quarter 3 of the 2020 NHIS questionnaire, eight of which are asked of both sample adults and sample children. For the full list of variables, as well as information about COVID-related changes to the NHIS, please see the user note.
- 2021: Sample adults 18+ who did not work all of the past 3 months while physically ill or don't know or refused (WRKSICKDAY)
- 2021 : SAMPWEIGHT