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How long needed help from person with bathing

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For sample persons who need help with bathing due to a disability or health problem, LABATHLONG reports for how long she/he has needed help from another person when engaging in this activity.

This variable is part of a series of variables related to the difficulty of doing various activities due to a physical/mental 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.


  • 1977: Persons who need help with bathing because of a disability or health problem.


  • 1977