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Need help carrying 10 lb

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who have difficulty carrying 10 pounds, FLCARRYNHELP reports whether the person need help from another person in lifting and carrying something as heavy as 10 pounds, such as a full bag of groceries.

FLCARRYNHELP is part of a series of variables initiated in 1984 dealing with functional limitations. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who have difficulty carrying 10lb bag of groceries.


  • 1991