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Need help from person or equipment in using toilet: Recode

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For all persons, LATOILTPERQR is a recoded variable, which reports whether, due to a disability or health problem, she/he receives or needs help from another person and/or uses special equipment when using the toilet. For a more aggregated version of this variable please see LATOILTPERQ.

This variable was introduced in 1979 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.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1979-1980: All persons.


  • 1979-1980