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Have difficulty going outside home: Yes or no

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For sample persons age 18 and older, FLGOOUTYN reports if the person has difficulty going outside the home alone, such as to shop or visit a doctor's office.

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 adults age 18+.


  • 1991