IndLvLmt

VariableValueDescriptionRecoded
IndLvLmtIndependent living difficulty was derived from question 19, which asked respondents if due to a physical, mental, or emotional condition, they had difficulty “doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping.” Difficulty with this activity is one of several Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) used by health care providers in making care decisions. Prior to the 2008 ACS, a similar measure on difficulty “going outside the home alone to shop or visit a doctor’s office” was asked under the label “Go-outside-home disability.” The 2014 ACS disability estimates are comparable with the ACS disability estimates from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
IndLvLmtyesWhen asked if physical, mental, or emotional condition caused difficulty “doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping," individuals answered "yes."
IndLvLmtnoWhen asked if physical, mental, or emotional condition caused difficulty “doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping," individuals answered "no".