Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons age 55 and older in 1984 and age 65 and older in 1986 who, due to a health or physical problem, have difficulty using the toilet, and who receive help from another person when using the toilet, LATOILTHNRIH reports if she/he receives help from a nonrelative household member and, if so, if the help is paid for.
If the person receives help from more than one person in the same category, and some are paid while others are not, the help is denoted as paid for. If the person indicates that help is received from a spouse, child, or parent, she/he is not asked whether the help is paid for.
This variable was introduced in 1984 as part of a series of variables related to the difficulty of doing various activities due to a physical/mental health 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.
- 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who have difficulty using the toilet and receive help from another person using the toilet.
- 1986: Persons age 65+ who have difficulty using the toilet and receive help from another person using the toilet.
- 1984, 1986