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DISCARE
Personal care limitation

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      class Discare:public Editor {

public:
    Discare(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::jm1991a:
        {
            if (JM1991A_0415() == 9 && JM1991A_0412() == 9)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::id2005a:
        {
            if ((ID2005A_0464() == 2 || ID2005A_0464() == 8) && (ID2005A_0465() == 1 || ID2005A_0466() == 1 || ID2005A_0467() == 1 || ID2005A_0468() == 2))
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::ke2009a:
        {
            if (KE2009A_0429() == 6 || KE2009A_0430() == 6)
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::tt2011a:
        {
            if (TT2011A_0415() == 0 || TT2011A_0415() == 3)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::mu2000a:
        {
			if (MU2000A_0416() < 98 && MU2000A_0417() < 98 && MU2000A_0419() < 98)
				a = 2;
            if (MU2000A_0416() == 8 || MU2000A_0417() == 8 || MU2000A_0419() == 8)
                a = 1;
			if (MU2000A_0416() == 98 || MU2000A_0417() == 98 || MU2000A_0419() == 98)
                a = 9;		
		}
        break;
        case dataset_id::za2011a:
        {
            if (ZA2011A_0401() >= 0 && ZA2011A_0401() <= 4)
                a = 0;
		}
        break;
		}


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

DISCARE indicates whether the respondent had any permanent condition that made it difficult for him/her to take care of their personal needs.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Colombia
El Salvador
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Jamaica
Kenya
Mauritius
Mexico
Morocco
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Senegal
South Africa
Suriname
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
United States

Comparability — General

The variable is generally comparable across samples, apart from differences in the age universe. Where samples indicate degrees of difficulty, "severe/significant" or "total" are coded to "yes".

Comparability — Colombia [top]

The question asked about a permanent limitation to bathe, dress or feed oneself.

Comparability — El Salvador [top]

The 2007 sample identifies permanent limitations in bathing, dressing, or eating, which cannot be performed without assistance.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The universe changes significantly with respect to age; the question is asked only of persons age 60 or older in the 2005 sample.

The 2005 sample identifies persons who need other persons' help for dressing, defecating/urinating, bathing, eating/drinking, or preparing food. This question refers to conditions that began in recent time or in the past, but it does not clarify if it only includes permanent disabilities. The 2010 sample identifies persons who have difficulties taking care of themselves.

Comparability — Ireland [top]

The variable indicates whether a person has any difficulty dressing, bathing or getting around inside the home due to a long-lasting condition or difficulty.

Comparability — Israel [top]

In 2008, the census question asks for functional difficulty in self-care (bathing or dressing); the response "does not have difficulty or has a mild difficulty" is coded as "no" in DISCARE.

Comparability — Jamaica [top]

The variable indicates whether a disability makes a person incapable of self-care, e.g. unable to feed or bathe oneself.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

In 2009, a person is classified as disabled if he/she responds as having any difficulty in self-care, i.e. any difficulty in dressing, bathing, eating, grooming and hygiene, toileting or getting around the home or inside the home. The respondents were to report up to three disabilities, with the most disabling one listed first.

Comparability — Mauritius [top]

The 2000 harmonized variable is constructed from the first, second, and third reported disabilities, specifically those referring to personal care. The 2011 sample reports different levels of difficulty in self-care, where persons with any level of difficulty are classified as "yes". The difficulty levels are preserved in the corresponding unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — Mexico [top]

The 2010 sample includes persons with difficulties for personal care, getting dressed, bathing, or eating, which limit the person's ability to carry out daily life activities.

Comparability — Morocco [top]

The 2014 sample indicates whether the person has any difficulty in self-care, where persons with any level of difficulty are classified as "yes". The difficulty levels are preserved in the corresponding unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — Philippines [top]

The 2010 census reported functional difficulty in self-care: bathing or dressing.

Comparability — Puerto Rico [top]

Each sample asked whether respondents had a physical or mental health condition lasting six months or more that had made it difficult for them to take care of their personal needs. Specifically: bathing, dressing, and moving around inside the home were incorporated in the 1990-2005 samples, the 2010 sample only asked about bathing and dressing. This did not include temporary health conditions, such as broken bones or pregnancies. The age universe changes: from 15 or older in the 1990 sample, to 5 or older in the 2000-2010 samples.

Comparability — Senegal [top]

The 2013 census question reports different levels of difficulty in self-care. Persons with any level of difficulty are classified as "yes" in 2013. These details are preserved in the unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The 2011 and 2016 samples asked about degree of difficulty with self-care such as washing, dressing or feeding. Persons with a lot of difficulty or complete inability to care for themselves are coded "yes". The level of difficulty reported is preserved in the corresponding unharmonized source variables.

The 2011 sample asked this question of all persons, but the census documentation recommended including only persons age 5+ in the analysis of disability. Thus, DISBLND has responses restricted to persons age 5+ in the variable universe. The original responses for persons under this age are available in the corresponding unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — Suriname [top]

The 2012 sample reports different levels of difficulty in self-care, where persons with any level of difficulty seeing are classified as "yes". The difficulty levels are preserved in the corresponding unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The 2012 sample reported the degree of difficulty related to self-care. Any sort of difficulty or self-care limitation was coded as "yes" in the DISCARE variable.

Comparability — Trinidad and Tobago [top]

In 2011, the census question asked whether the respondent had a disability in taking care of him/her self.

Comparability — United States [top]

Each sample asked whether respondents had a physical or mental health condition lasting six months or more that had made it difficult for them to take care of their personal needs. Specifically: bathing, dressing, and moving around inside the home. This did not include temporary health conditions, such as broken bones or pregnancies. The age universe changes: from 15 or older in the 1990 sample to 5 or older in the 2000-2015 samples.

Universe

  • Colombia 2005: All persons
  • El Salvador 2007: Persons in private occupied dwellings
  • Indonesia 2010: Persons in regular enumeration areas
  • Ireland 2011: Present household members
  • Israel 2008: Persons age 5+
  • Jamaica 1991: Persons in private households or selected institutions
  • Kenya 2009: All persons
  • Mauritius 2000: All persons
  • Mauritius 2011: All persons
  • Mexico 2010: All persons
  • Morocco 2014: All persons
  • Philippines 2010: Persons age 5+
  • Puerto Rico 1990: Persons age 15+
  • Puerto Rico 2000: Persons age 5+
  • Puerto Rico 2005: Persons age 5+
  • Puerto Rico 2010: Persons age 5+
  • Saint Lucia 1991: All persons
  • Senegal 2013: Residents age 1+ in ordinary households
  • South Africa 2011: Persons age 5+ in private households
  • South Africa 2016: Persons age 5+
  • Suriname 2012: All persons
  • Tanzania 2012: All persons
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2011: Persons in private households living in Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States 1990: Persons age 15+
  • United States 2000: Persons age 5+
  • United States 2005: Persons age 5+
  • United States 2010: Persons age 5+
  • United States 2015: Persons age 5+

Availability

  • Colombia: 2005
  • El Salvador: 2007
  • Indonesia: 2010
  • Ireland: 2011
  • Israel: 2008
  • Jamaica: 1991
  • Kenya: 2009
  • Mauritius: 2000, 2011
  • Mexico: 2010
  • Morocco: 2014
  • Philippines: 2010
  • Puerto Rico: 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Saint Lucia: 1991
  • Senegal: 2013
  • South Africa: 2011, 2016
  • Suriname: 2012
  • Tanzania: 2012
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 2011
  • United States: 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015