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Ability to carry out everyday physical activities

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For sample adults, PHYSACTABLE indicates the respondent's ability to carry out every day physical activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, carrying groceries, or moving a chair.

PHYSACTABLE was first introduced in 2010 as part of the Cancer Control supplement, which asks questions about diet and nutrition, physical activity, tobacco, cancer screening, genetic testing, family history, and survivorship. For more information please use the search function and IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus.


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  • 2010: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2010