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Need help from person or equipment getting out of bed: Yes or no

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For all sample persons, LABEDPERQ reports if, due to a disability or health problem, she/he receives or needs help from another person or uses special equipment when getting in and out of bed and/or chairs.

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.


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 IHIS weights.


  • 1979-1980: All persons.


  • 1979-1980