Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons aged 65 and over who have had a routine check-up, MDSELFCASK reports whether, during the last check-up, the doctor asked the respondent if he or she had difficulty taking care of himself or herself, including dressing, using the toilet, bathing, eating, or getting around inside the home without help.
MDSELFCASK is one of a series of variables dealing with doctor advice. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 1991: Sample persons age 65+ who have had a routine check-up.
- 1994: Half of sample adults age 65+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who had a general physical checkup less than 3 years ago.
- 1991, 1994