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Able to walk two months after diagnosed with polio

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For persons aged 18 or older who were diagnosed with polio when they were 1 year of age or older and who went through a period of rehabilitation after they were diagnosed with polio, POLABLEWLK reports how well the person was able to walk two months after getting polio.

This variable is part of the Polio supplement in 1994-1995, which collected additional information on the symptoms and impact of the illness at the time of initial diagnosis of polio and at various times after the diagnosis. This includes questions on periods of rehabilitation, post-polio syndrome, times when respondents felt they were at their "physical best", and other health problems experienced. Whenever possible, self-response by the polio survivor was required for this supplement. Users should note that because of the small sample sizes, many single year estimates will not be reliable and variance estimators will be unstable. It is recommended that separate year analyses not be done.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1994-1995: Persons aged 18+ who were diagnosed with polio when 12 months or older and who were in rehab after they were diagnosed with polio.


  • 1994-1995


  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to POLABLEWLK for more information.