Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons age 55 and older in 1984, and all persons age 65 and older in 1986, who, due to a health or physical problem, have difficulty walking or do not walk at all when by herself/himself and not using any special equipment, LAWALKGHELP reports if she/he receives help from other people when walking.
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 walking.
- 1986: Persons age 65+ who have difficulty walking.
- 1984, 1986