Codes and Frequencies
For persons aged 18+ who were diagnosed with polio when they were 1 or older, and who used physical therapy or exercise to strength muscles during rehabilitation after being diagnosed with polio, POLOTH reports if the person received any other type of exercise or physical therapy that was not mentioned in the survey.
Types of exercise or therapy that were mentioned in the survey include: stretching exercises (POLSTRETCH), massage/heat (POLMASSAGE), yoga (POLYOGA), swimming (POLSWIM), weight lifting or medicine ball (POLWEIGHT), push-ups or pull-ups (POLPUSHUP), and too young to remember (POLYOUNG).
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 were diagnosed with polio when they were 1+ and who used physical therapy or exercise to strength muscles during rehabilitation after being diagnosed with polio
- No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to POLOTH for more information.