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DIFFREM
Difficulty remembering

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Description

DIFFREM indicates whether the respondent has cognitive difficulties (such as remembering, concentrating, or making decisions) because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition.

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 DIFFREM, although the CPS question wording differs slightly from that in the pre-2008 ACS data.

Universe

  • Civilians age 15+.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008 - - - - - - X X X X X X X
2009 – 2017 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2018 X X X X X X X X X X X - -

Flags

QDIFREM