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Received physical therapy, past 12 months

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For persons aged 3 and older with disabilities in 1977, and persons in the 1994-95 National Health Interview Survey-Disability Survey (NHIS-D) Phase I sample, PTHERGOTYR reports whether the person received any physical therapy services in the past 12 months.


PTHERGOTYR was first introduced in 1977 as part of a supplement on disability.

In 1994 and 1995, this variable is part of the Disability Supplement (NHIS-D) that collects information on disability. NHIS-D includes two household interviews: in Phase I all members of sample families are screened for any indication of disability; in Phase II persons with any indication of disability are followed-up for additional information. Phase I includes sensory, communication, and mobility problems; health conditions; activities of daily living and independent activities of daily living; functional limitations; mental health; services and benefits; special health needs of children; early child development; education; relationship to respondent; and perceived disability. Phase II includes four Disability Followback Survey (DFS) questionnaires: one for children, one for adults, one for elderly persons (69 years of age and over) without any indication of disability (also called the Supplement on Aging or SOA; only in 1994), and one for persons with a history of polio.


In 1977, the universe is disabled persons aged 3 and older. In 1994 and 1995, the universe is persons aged 18 and older in the NHIS-D Phase I sample.


  • 1977: Disabled persons age 3+.
  • 1994-1995: All persons in the NHIS-D Phase I sample.


  • 1977, 1994-1995