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For sample persons age 20 and older in 1977, and, in 1979-1980, sample persons age 17 and older who require individual home care, FLTRANHELP reports if she/he receives or needs help from others when using public transportation, such as buses, trains, subways, or planes.


Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IPUMS NHIS weights.


  • 1977: Persons age 20+.
  • 1979-1980: Persons age 17+ who require individual home care.


  • 1977, 1979-1980