Codes and Frequencies
STEPSTOHOME indicates whether the person must use steps to enter their dwelling from the outside. If steps are used, STEPSTOHOME indicates whether there are one or more steps. For multi-unit structures, stairs or steps inside the building used to gain access to the unit are counted, as well as stairs or steps from outside the building.
STEPSTOHOME 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.
- 1984: Sample persons age 55+.
- 1986: Persons age 65+.
- 1984, 1986