Households and the Environment Survey (HES)

Radon knowledge of person, category

Radon knowledge refers to the person's ability to select the correct definition of radon from a list. The definitions offered were as follows: Radon is: 1) a gas that comes from natural gas in furnaces and water heaters; 2) a gas that comes from the ground and causes lung cancer; 3) a gas that comes from carpets, furniture and paints; or 4) a gas found in air conditioners and refrigerators.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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