This is a 4-digit numeric variable.
For persons aged 18 or older who have ever been diagnosed with polio, INTYRPOL indicates the year when the person was interviewed for the Polio supplement.
Users should combine INTYRPOL with information in INTMOPOL, which reports the month when the person was interviewed.
This variable is part of the Polio supplement in 1994-1995, which collected additional information on the symptoms and impact of the illness at the time of initial diagnosis of polio and at various times after the diagnosis. This includes questions on periods of rehabilitation, post-polio syndrome, times when respondents felt they were at their "physical best", and other health problems experienced. Whenever possible, self-response by the polio survivor was required for this supplement. Users should note that because of the small sample sizes, many single year estimates will not be reliable and variance estimators will be unstable. It is recommended that separate year analyses not be done.
- 1994-1995: Persons aged 18+ who have ever been diagnosed with polio.
- No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to INTYRPOL for more information.