SelfCare

VariableValueDescriptionRecoded
SelfCareSelf-care difficulty was derived from question 18c, which asked respondents if they had “difficulty dressing or bathing.” Difficulty with these activities are two of six specific Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) often used by health care providers to assess patients’ self-care needs. Prior to the 2008 ACS, the question on self-care limitations asked about difficulty “dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home,” under the label “Self-care disability.” The 2014 ACS disability estimates are comparable with the ACS disability estimates from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
SelfCarenoDoes not report a physical, mental, or emotional condition for six months or more which makes it difficult to take care of personal needs such as dressing or bathing. When asked if they had “difficulty dressing or bathing," respondents answered "no"DDRS = 2
SelfCareyesPersons with this limitation report a physical, mental, or emotional condition for six months or more which makes it difficult to take care of personal needs such as dressing or bathing. When asked if they had “difficulty dressing or bathing," respondents answered "yes"DDRS = 1