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Description

SEWAGE reports each housing unit's method of sewage disposal: by a public system (run by the government or a private organization), a septic tank or cesspool, or another method (e.g., via an individual line running into a river or pond, or an outdoor privy).

In 1960, not all households received this question, and only 80 percent of cases outside cities with 50,000+ residents in the IPUMS include the question. Such cases accurately represent proportional distributions but not correct absolute numbers. See SAMP1960 for instructions on making appropriate corrections to derive absolute numbers for the total population outside cities with 50,000+ residents.

Codes and Frequencies



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Comparability

Apart from universe differences, this variable is fully comparable across years.

Universe

  • 1960: Not group quarters, not in cities with 50,000+ residents; 80 percent of cases (see SAMP1960).
  • 1970-1990: Not group quarters.

Availability

United States
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  • 1990: All samples
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  • 1970: 1% state fm2; 1% metro fm2; 1% neigh fm2
  • 1960: All samples
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Puerto Rico
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Flags

QSEWAGE 

Editing Procedure

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