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Computer used at work for other reasons


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For employed civilians age 15 and older who use a computer at work, CIWOTH indicates whether the person identified "other" as one of the uses of their computer at work.

The definition of "other" has changed over time. Please see the comparability section for more details.

This variable is part of the Computer Internet Supplement.


In 1989, "other" indicates a use of the computer at work other than bookkeeping, Computer-Assisted Design, calendar/scheduling, electronic mail, inventory control, programming, desktop publishing, communications, analysis, spreadsheets, sales, games, invoicing, graphics, databases, and instruction.

In 1993, "other" indicates a use of the computer at work other than analysis, bookkeeping, bulletin boards, calendar/scheduling, communications, computer assisted design, databases, desktop publishing, educational programs, electronic mail, graphics, inventory control, invoicing, learning to use the computer, programming, sales, spreadsheets, telemarketing, and word processing.

In 1997, "other" indicates a use of the computer at work other than word processing, calendar/scheduling, email and communications, bookkeeping, customer records and accounts, inventory control, invoicing, sales and marketing, desktop publishing, graphics and design, analysis, programming, spreadsheets, and databases.

In 2001, "other" indicates a use of the computer at work other than word processing or desktop publishing, internet or email, calendar/schedule, use spreadsheet or database, graphics or design, and programming.

CIWOTH is otherwise comparable for all available years.


  • Employed civilians age 15+ who use a computer at work.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1989 - - - - - - - - - X - -
1993 - - - - - - - - - X - -
1997 - - - - - - - - - X - -
2001 - - - - - - - - X - - -


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