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Helped by physical therapy, past 12 months

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For persons with disabilities age 3 and older who received physical therapy services in the past 12 months, but who are not currently receiving these services, PTHERHELPYR reports whether the person was helped by physical therapy.

PTHERHELPYR was first introduced in 1977 as part of a supplement on disability. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1977: Disabled persons age 3+ who received physical therapy in the past 12 months but who are not receiving it now..


  • 1977