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 when by herself/himself and not using any special equipment, and who receives help when engaging in such an activity, FLHVWKHNRNOT reports if she/he receives help from a nonrelative not in the household and, if so, if the help is paid for or not. 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 and receive help from another person doing heavy housework.
- 1986: Persons age 65+ who have difficulty doing heavy housework and receive help from another person doing heavy housework.
- 1984, 1986