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SHOWALKNED indicates whether the person needs a walk-in shower because of a health or physical problem.

SHOWALKNED was introduced in 1984 as part of the Study on Aging. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Changes to the universe will reduce comparability over time. In 1984, the universe for SHOWALKNED is sample persons age 55 and older. In 1986, the universe for this variable is persons age 65 and over. Please see the Universe tab for more details.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+.
  • 1986: Persons age 65+.


  • 1984, 1986