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How often need help from person with walking

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For persons who, due to a disability or health problem, need help with walking and who receive help from another person walking, LAWALKOFT reports the frequency with which she/he receives help.

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: Persons who need help of another person for walking.


  • 1979-1980