Codes and Frequencies
LATOILTDIFF reports the amount of difficulty the person faces when using or getting to the toilet.
In 1994 and 1995, this variable is part of the Disability Supplement (NHIS-D) that collects information on disability. NHIS-D included two household interviews: in Phase I all members of sample families were screened for any indication of disability; in Phase II persons with any indication of disability were followed-up for additional information. Phase I includes sensory, communication, and mobility problems; health conditions; activities of daily living and independent activities of daily living; functional limitations; mental health; services and benefits; special health needs of children; early child development; education; relationship to respondent; and perceived disability. Phase II includes four Disability Followback Survey (DFS) questionnaires: one for children, one for adults, one for elderly persons (69 years of age and over) without any indication of disability (also called the Supplement on Aging or SOA; only in 1994), and one for persons with a history of polio.
- 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who have difficulty using the toilet.
- 1986: Persons age 65+ who have difficulty using the toilet
- 1994-1995: Persons in the NHIS-D Phase I sample aged 5+ who reported no help, reminding, someone close by, or special equipment for activities of daily living (ADLs) and also reported difficulty with using or getting to the toilet .
- 1998: Sample adults age 65+.
- 1984, 1986, 1994-1995, 1998