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DIFFPHYS
Physical difficulty

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Description

DIFFPHYS indicates whether the respondent has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.

Comparability

This variable is available only in the 2009-onward CPS.

Comparability with IPUMS-USA

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

Universe

  • Persons age 15+.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008 - - - - - - - - - - - X X
2009 – 2016 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2017 X X X X X X X X X X X - -

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