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DISINDEP
Independent mobility difficulty

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      class Disindep:public Editor {

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

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::jm1991a:
        {
            if (JM1991A_0416() == 9 && JM1991A_0412() == 9)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

DISINDEP indicates whether the respondent had any permanent physical or mental health condition that made it difficult or impossible to be independently mobile. This did not include temporary health problems.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Ireland
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
United States

Comparability — General

The variable is comparable across the U.S. and Puerto Rican samples, with only a small change in the age universe over time. The Irish sample identifies mobility difficulties due to a long-lasting condition. The Jamaican and Uruguayan samples, instead, address physical mobility more explicitly.

DISINDEP is distinct from DISLOWR, which indicates absence or lack of function specifically in a lower limb, and DISMOBIL, which records the inability to walk or climb stairs.

Comparability — Ireland [top]

The variable indicates whether a person is unable to go outside the home alone due to a long-lasting condition or difficulty.

Comparability — Jamaica [top]

The variable indicates whether a person is unable to "move about effectively in his surroundings" as the result of a disability.

Comparability — Puerto Rico [top]

The variable indicates whether the person's mental or physical condition, lasting six months or more, makes it difficult or impossible for the person to go outside the home alone.

Comparability — United States [top]

The variable indicates whether the person's mental or physical condition, lasting six months or more, makes it difficult or impossible for the person to go outside the home alone.

Universe

  • Ireland 2011: Present household members
  • Jamaica 1991: Persons in private households or selected institutions
  • Puerto Rico 1990: Persons age 15+
  • Puerto Rico 2000: Persons age 16+
  • Puerto Rico 2005: Persons age 16+
  • Puerto Rico 2010: Persons age 16+
  • United States 1990: Persons age 15+
  • United States 2000: Persons age 16+
  • United States 2005: Persons age 16+
  • United States 2010: Persons age 16+
  • United States 2015: Persons age 16+

Availability

  • Ireland: 2011
  • Jamaica: 1991
  • Puerto Rico: 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • United States: 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015