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WALKDIF12ST1
Amount of difficulty walking up or down 12 steps

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Description

For sample adults age 18 and older who use equipment or receive help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around, but who do not use a wheelchair or scooter, WALKDIF12ST1 reports the level of difficulty she/he faces (if any) when walking up or down 12 steps.

This variable was first introduced in 2010 as part of the Quality of Life supplement and was included in that supplement through 2017. Beginning in 2018, this item was included on the sample adult questionnaire. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.

Comparability

Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. Beginning in 2018, this item was included on the sample adult questionnaire. As always, data users should use the prescribed IPUMS NHIS weights.

Note that for 2010 and 2011 it's specified "without the use of your aids," but beginning in 2012, the question does not specify whether this is using aids or not.

Universe

  • 2010: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Quality of Life (QOL) Supplement (approximately 1/4 of sample adults) who did not use equipment or receive help or refuse or don't know if they use any equipment or receive help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around, OR use equipment or help but do not use a wheelchair.
  • 2011: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement who did not use equipment or receive help or refuse or don't know if they use any equipment or receive help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around, OR use equipment or help but do not use a wheelchair or scooter.
  • 2012: Sample adults who were asked the family disability questions, were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement and did not use any equipment or receive help with getting around, or refused to answer or didn't know if they used equipment or received help getting around, OR who used equipment or received help but did not use a wheelchair or scooter.
  • 2013-2017: Sample adults who were asked the family disability questions, were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement, and did not use any equipment or receive help with getting around, or refused to answer or didn't know if they used equipment or received help getting around, or did not use a wheelchair or scooter.
  • 2018: Sample adults aged 18 and older who use equipment or receive help with getting around or refused or didn't know if they used equipment or received help getting around or do not use a wheelchair or scooter.

Availability

  • 2010-2018

Weights