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Have additional physical or occupational therapists

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For persons aged under 18 in the National Health Interview Survey-Disability Survey (NHIS-D) Phase I sample who have a condition requiring therapy and lasting/expected to last 12 or more months, where therapy is received at home, and where four therapists names have been given, DPPOTYN indicates whether additional physical or occupational therapists provide therapy in the home.


In 1994 and 1995, this variable is part of the Disability Supplement (NHIS-D) 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 with this variable.


  • : Persons under 18 years of age in the NHIS-D Phase I sample who have a condition requiring therapy and lasted/expected to last 12 or more months, therapy received at home, and four therapists names are given.


  • 1994-1995