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WALKDIF1BL2
Amount of difficulty walking 1 block on level ground using aid

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Description

For sample adults age 18 and older who use equipment or receive help for getting around but do not use a wheelchair or scooter, WALKDIF1BL2 reports the level of difficulty she/he faces (if any) when walking 100 yards on level ground (which is equivalent to the length of one football field or one city block) using her/his aids.

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: 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