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Needs (doesn't have) special equipment: Type 1

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For persons with a completed assistive devises questionnaire who needed, but did not have, special equipment (NEEDEVICE), NEEDEVICE1 reports the first type of equipment the person reported needing, but not having. Persons were able to report up to four types of equipment that they needed, but did not have.

NEEDEVICE1 was first introduced in 1990 as part of a supplement on assistive devices. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1990: Persons with a completed assistive devices supplement who needed special equipment that they didn't have.


  • 1990