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Would need help if used public transit

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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 and do not use public transportation or it is unknown if she/he uses public transportation, FLTRANIFHELP reports if she/he would need help from others if she/he had to use 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+ who did not report that they needed help from others in using public transportation and who do not use public transportation.
  • 1979-1980: Persons age 17+ who require individual home care and do not need help using public transportation and do not use public transportation.


  • 1977, 1979-1980