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 preparing her/his own meals or does not do this activity at all when by her/himself and not using any special equipment, FLMEALGHELP reports if she/he receives help from other people when engaging in such an activity.
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 preparing own meals.
- 1986: Persons age 65+ who do not usually stay in bed all or most of the time and have difficulty preparing their own meals.
- 1984, 1986