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Need help climbing up steps

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For sample persons age 18 and older who, due to a physical or mental health condition, has difficulty climbing a flight of stairs without rest, or does not do this activity at all, FLCLIMBNHELP reports if the person needs help from another person when doing this activity.

This variable is part of a series of variables related to the difficulty of doing various activities due to a physical/mental health condition, the use of help from others to carry on such activities, and the number of years this difficulty has persisted. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who have difficulty climbing stairs.


  • 1991