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LACOMDIFEGO
Amount of difficulty communicating in usual language

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Description

Respondents were asked if they had difficulty communicating (either understanding or being understood) when using their usual language.

In 2010, this item was collected for sample adults who completed the Quality of Life supplement (administered to approximately a quarter of sample adults). In 2011-2017, this item was collected for sample adults who completed the Adult Functioning and Disability supplement (administered to a subset of sample adults). Beginning in 2018, this item was included on the sample adult questionnaire.

Comparability

Aside from a change in universe, this variable is comparable over time. Only one-quarter of sample adults were selected to receive the 2010 Quality of Life and 2012 Adult Functioning and Disability supplements where this information was collected. In 2011, and 2013-2017, the Adult Functioning and Disability supplements were administered to one-half of sample adults. Beginning in 2018, this item was included on the sample adult questionnaire. As always, users should employ the prescribed IPUMS NHIS weights.

Universe

  • 2010: One quarter of sample adults, included in quality of life supplement (and excluded from family disability supplement).
  • 2011-2017: Sample adults 18+ who were selected to receive the family disability questions (FDB) and the Functioning and Disability (AFD) section.
  • 2018: Sample adults aged 18 and older.

Availability

  • 2010-2018

Weights