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WALKDIF12ST1
Amount of difficulty walking up or down 12 steps

Codes and Frequencies



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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. 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. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS 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).
  • 2011: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement (approximately 1/2 of sample adults).
  • 2012: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement (approximately 1/4 of sample adults).
  • 2013-2017: Sample adults who were selected to receive the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement (approximately 1/2 of sample adults).

Availability

  • 2010-2017

Weights