Codes and Frequencies
For persons aged 18+ who were diagnosed with polio and who reported having any type of disability during their period of best physical health after the diagnosis, POLBPOTH reports if the person used any other assistive devices that were not mentioned in the survey at any time during his/her period of best physical health.
Assistive devices that were mentioned in the survey include:
Wheelchairs or electric carts (POLBPWHEEL)
Left leg brace (POLBPLEGBL)
Right leg brace (POLBPLEGBR)
Left arm splint or brace (POLBPARMSBL)
Right arm splint or brace (POLBPARMSBR)
Left hand splint or brace (POLBPHNDSBL)
Right hand splint or brace (POLBPHNDSBR)
Breathing aids (POLBPBRAIDS)
Back brace or corset (POLBPBACKB)
Special shoes or shoe lifts (POLBPSHOE)
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.
- 1994-1995: Persons aged 18+ who have ever been diagnosed with polio and who report having any type of disability during the best physical health years after their diagnosis
- No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to Description for more information.