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Disability limiting mobility

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DIFFMOB indicates whether the respondent has any physical, mental, or emotional condition that makes it difficult or impossible to perform basic activities outside the home alone.

For more information about difficulty variables in the CPS see DIFFANY.


This variable is completely comparable across years.

Comparability with IPUMS-USA

This variable is fully comparable to the IPUMS-USA variable DIFFMOB, although the CPS question wording differs slightly from that in the pre-2008 ACS data.


  • Civilians age 15+.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008 - - - - - - X X X X X X X
2009 – 2023 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2024 X X - X X X X - - - - - -



Unharmonized Variables