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LAWALKCLIMPER
Use assistance from person walking/climbing/getting around

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Description

For sample adults age 18 and older who use equipment or receive help for walking, climbing steps, or moving around (for all years), LAWALKCLIMPER reports if she/he uses someone's assistance when walking, climbing up, or moving around.

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: One quarter of sample adults, included in quality of life supplement (and excluded from family disability supplement), who use equipment or receive help for walking, climbing steps, or moving around.
  • 2011-2017: Sample adults 18+ who were selected to receive the Family Disability questions and used equipment or received help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around.
  • 2018: Sample adults 18+ who used equipment or received help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around.

Availability

  • 2010-2018

Weights