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Years have difficulty walking up 10 steps

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For persons age 55 and older who, by herself/himself and not using aids, has a lot of difficulty or is unable to walk up 10 steps without resting, FLCLIMBYRS reports the number of years that this difficulty has persisted.

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.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who have difficulty walking up 10 steps without rest.


  • 1984