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Need help doing light housework

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For sample persons age 18 and older who, due to a physical or mental health condition, has difficulty doing light work around the house or does not do this activity at all, FLLITWKNHELP reports if she/he needs help from another person. Examples of light work around the house include washing dishes or doing light yard work.

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 doing light housework.


  • 1991