WORDAGEWK is a 3-digit-numeric variable.
0: Not in Universe
996: Never said words
998: Unknown whether said words
999: Unknown when said words
For sample persons under 5 years old, WORDAGEWK reports the age (in weeks) at which the child first said any recognized words, such as "mama" or "dada".
For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 1981: Sample persons under age 5.
- 1981 : SAMPWEIGHT