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WALKDIF1BL1
Amount of difficulty walking 1 block on level ground

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Description

For sample adults age 18 and older who do not use a wheelchair or scooter, WALKDIF1BL1 reports the level of difficulty she/he faces (if any) when walking without the use of aids for 100 yards on level ground (which is equivalent to the length of one football field or one city block).

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.

Universe

  • 2010-2011: One quarter of sample adults, included in quality of life supplement (and excluded from family disability supplement), who do not use equipment or receive help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around (or for whom this was unknown) or who use equipment or receive help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around but do not use a wheelchair.
  • 2012-2017: Sample adults 18+ who were selected to receive the Family Disability questions and did not use any equipment or receive help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around, or refused to answer or didn't know if they had used any equipment or received help with walking, climbing steps, or moving around OR who used equipment or received help but did not use a wheelchair or scooter.

Availability

  • 2010-2017

Weights