Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons age 55 and older in 1984, and age 65 and older in 1986, who due to a health or physical problem has difficulty doing heavy housework or does not do heavy housework at all when by herself/himself and not using any special equipment, FLHVWKGHELP reports if she/he receives help from other people when engaging in such an activity. Examples of heavy housework include scrubbing floors and washing windows.
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.
- 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who have difficulty doing heavy housework.
- 1986: Persons age 65+ who have difficulty doing heavy housework.
- 1984, 1986