Codes and Frequencies
For persons who need help with using the toilet, LATOILTOFT reports the frequency with which she/he needs help from another person when using the toilet.
This variable was introduced in 1977 as 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.
Slight changes in the universe may reduce comparability over time. In 1977, this question was asked about persons who need help using the toilet because of a disability or health problem. Starting in 1979, it was asked about persons who need help using the toilet, regardless of whether they had a disability or health problem. Because of this, researchers should use caution in making comparisons between 1977 and later years. See the Universe tab for more details.
- 1977: Persons who need help using the toilet because of a disability or health problem.
- 1979-1980: Persons who need help in using the toilet.
- 1977, 1979-1980
- 1977, 1979-1980 : PERWEIGHT