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Needs reminder/someone close by for which ADL: getting in or out of bed or chairs

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For persons age 5+ in the National Health Interview Survey-Disability Survey (NHIS-D) Phase I sample who needed reminder or someone close by to do any activities of daily living (ADLs) for them, DPADL4R indicates if, because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, the person needed to be reminded to get in and out of bed or chairs or to have someone close by when he or she did this activity.


This variable is part of the Disability Supplement (NHIS-D) in 1994 and 1995 that collects information on disability. NHIS-D included two household interviews: in Phase I all members of sample families were screened for any indication of disability; in Phase II persons with any indication of disability were followed-up for additional information. Phase I includes sensory, communication, and mobility problems; health conditions; activities of daily living and independent activities of daily living; functional limitations; mental health; services and benefits; special health needs of children; early child development; education; relationship to respondent; and perceived disability. Phase II includes four Disability Followback Survey (DFS) questionnaires: one for children, one for adults, one for elderly persons (69 years of age and over) without any indication of disability (also called the Supplement on Aging or SOA; only in 1994), and one for persons with a history of polio.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1994-1995: Persons in the NHIS-D Phase I sample aged 5 years and older who needed reminding or someone close by to do any activities of daily living (ADLs).


  • 1994-1995