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Live with persons other than spouse and young kids for health

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For sample persons age 55 and older who have living arrangements other than living alone, living with their spouse only, or living with other persons under 18 years old only, SHARHOMHELTH reports if the reason the sample person lives with other household members is because of a health or physical problem that he/she has.

This variable is part of the Study on Aging in 1984, which provides information on health and social status of people 55 years of age and older. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who do not live alone or who do not live with their spouse only or persons under age 18 (with or without spouse).


  • 1984