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How often used homemaker services

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For sample adults age 60 and older who used homemaker services for the elderly during the past 12 months, or for whom it was unknown whether they used homemaker services during the past 12 months, MAIDSERVFREQ reports how often she/he used a homemaker service in the past 12 months. Homemaker service was described as providing services like cleaning and cooking in the home.

MAIDSERVFREQ was introduced in 1984 as part of a Study on Aging supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 60+ who used homemaker service for the elderly during the past 12 months or for whom this was unknown.


  • 1984