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Time missed for relative dental problem

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For persons ages 15 and older, WSLRELDENTIM reports the amount of time that a person missed from work or school assisting a relative or friend with a dental problem or dental visit during the past two weeks. Time is recorded in hours or days.

WSLRELDENTIM was introduced in 1989 as part of a series of variables used to determine whether an illness or injury has caused persons to restrict their usual activities during the two-week reference period. For related variables and more information about the Dental Health Supplement please use the search function and IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus, or see DENCOND.


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  • 1989: Persons age 15+.


  • 1989