Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who use equipment or need help getting around (LAWALKCLIMPERQ), CANEWLKR indicates whether they use a cane or walker. CANEWLKR is an item on the Extended Washington Group Set on Functioning (WG-ES). Additional information about the Washington Group measures is provided below.
The Washington Group on Disability Statistics
In 2019, functioning and disability measures included on the NHIS questionnaire were modified to align with validated, internationally-comparable disability measures developed by the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG). For more information about the WG initiative, other WG functioning and disability measures included on the NHIS questionnaire, and guidance for researchers about how to use the WG measures in analyses, please see our user note on the Washington Group Disability Measures.
- 2019-2020: Sample adults age 18+ who use equipment or need help getting around (LAWALKCLIMPERQ).
- 2019-2020 : SAMPWEIGHT