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LAWALKCLIMOTH
Use other equipment or help walking/climbing/getting around

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Description

For sample adults age 18 and older, LAWALKCLIMOTH reports whether he/she uses other type of equipment or help when walking, climbing up, or moving around. "Other" does not include: cane or walking stick, walker or Zimmer frame, crutches, wheelchair or scooter, artificial limb (leg/foot), and someone's assistance.

This variable was first introduced in 2010 as part of the Quality of Life supplement and was included in that supplement through 2017. Beginning in 2018, this item was included on the sample adult questionnaire. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.

Comparability

Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. Beginning in 2018, this item was included on the sample adult questionnaire. As always, data users should use the prescribed IPUMS NHIS weights.

Universe

  • 2010: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Quality of Life (QOL) Supplement (approximately 1/4 of sample adults).
  • 2011: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement (approximately 1/2 of sample adults).
  • 2012: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement (approximately 1/4 of sample adults).
  • 2013-2017: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement (approximately 1/2 of sample adults).
  • 2018: Sample adults aged 18 and older.

Availability

  • 2010-2018

Weights

  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to LAWALKCLIMOTH for more information.