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G001_DiffWalkBlksWe want to understand difficulties people may have with various activities because of a health or physical problem. Please indicate whether you have any difficulty doing each of the everyday activities that we present to you. Exclude any difficulties that you expect to last less than three months. ^FLG001

Because of a health problem do you have any difficulty with walking several blocks?
DIFFICULTY- WALKING SEVERAL BLOCKS
G002_DiffJogBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With running or jogging about a mile?
DIFFICULTY- JOGGING 1 MILE
G003_DiffWalk1BlkBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With walking one block?
DIFFICULTY- WALKING 1 BLOCK
G004_DiffSitBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With sitting for about two hours?
DIFFICULTY- SITTING 2 HOURS
G005_DiffGetUpBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With getting up from a chair after sitting for long periods?
DIFFICULTY- GETTING UP FROM CHAIR
G006_DiffStairsBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With climbing several flights of stairs without resting?
DIFFICULTY- CLIMBING STAIRS
G007_DiffFltStairBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With climbing one flight of stairs without resting?
DIFFICULTY- CLIMBING 1 FLIGHT OF STAIRS
G008_DiffStoopBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With stooping, kneeling, or crouching?
DIFFICULTY- STOOPING
G009_DiffReachBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With reaching or extending your arms above shoulder level?
DIFFICULTY- REACHING ARMS
G010_DiffPushPullBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With pulling or pushing large objects like a living room chair?
DIFFICULTY- PULL/PUSH LARGE OBJECTS
G011_DiffWeightsBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With lifting or carrying weights over 10 pounds, like a heavy bag of groceries?
DIFFICULTY- LIFTING WEIGHTS
G012_DiffPickDimeBecause of a health problem do you have any difficulty

With picking up a dime from a table?
DIFFICULTY- PICKING UP DIME
G013TNagiCkpt_ACHKPNT: COUNT OF G001 THROUGH G012
G014_DiffDressHere are a few more everyday activities. Please indicate if you have any difficulty with these because of a physical, mental, emotional or memory problem. Again, please just exclude any difficulties you expect to last less than three months.

Because of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty with dressing, including putting on shoes and socks?
DIFFICULTY- DRESSING
G015_HelpDressDoes anyone ever help you dress?HELP W/DRESS
G016_DiffWalkBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty with walking across a room?DIFFICULTY WALKING
G017_UseEqpmWalkDo you ever use equipment or devices such as a cane, walker or wheelchair when crossing a room?WALK EQUIPMENT
G018MWhat equipment is that? Please choose all that apply.WALK WHAT EQUIPMENT
G020_HelpWalkDoes anyone ever help you get across a room?ADL WALK HELP
G021_DiffBatheBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty with bathing or showering?DIFFICULTY BATHING
G022_HelpBatheDoes anyone ever help you bathe?ADL BATHE HELP
G023_DiffEatBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty with eating, such as cutting up your food?DIFFICULTY EATING
G024_HelpEatDoes anyone ever help you eat?ADL EAT HELP
G025_DiffBedBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty with getting in or out of bed?DIFFICULTY GET IN/OUT BED
G026_UseEqpmBedDo you ever use equipment or devices such as a cane, walker or railing when getting in or out of bed?BED EQUIPMENT
G027MEqpmBedWhat equipment is that? Please choose all that apply.WHAT BED EQUIPMENT
G029_HelpBedDoes anyone ever help you get in or out of bed?ADL BED HELP
G030_DiffToiletBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty with using the toilet, including getting up and down?DIFFICULTY USING TOILET
G031_HelpToiletDoes anyone ever help you use the toilet?ADL TOILET HELP
G032_LOOPFILL FOR CONDITIONAL STATEMENT AT G032 LOOP BRANCH
G036_SeatBeltsWhen you ride in a car, how often do you wear your seatbelt? Is it all of the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never?FREQ R WEARS SEATBELT
G037_AbleDriveAre you able to drive?R ABILITY TO DRIVE
G038_CarAvailDo you have a car available to use when you need one?CAR AVAILABLE
G039_LongTripsDo you limit your driving to nearby places, or do you also drive on longer trips?LIMIT DRIVING- NEARBY/LONG TRIPS
G040_Maps^FLG040 Please tell us whether you have any difficulty with each activity we name. If you don't do the activity at all, just say so. Exclude any difficulties that you expect to last less than three months.

Because of a health or memory problem, do you have any difficulty using a map to figure out how to get around in a strange place?
DIFFICULTY- USING MAPS
G041_DiffMealsBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty preparing a hot meal?IADL MEAL PREPARATION DIFFICULTY
G042_ProbMealsIs that because of a health or memory problem?WHY- MEAL PREPARATION DIFFICULTY
G043_HelpMealsDoes anyone help you prepare hot meals?IADL MEAL PREPARATION HELP
G044_DiffShopBecause of a health or memory problem, do you have any difficulty with shopping for groceries?IADL GROC SHOP DIFFICULTY
G045_Is that because of a health or memory problem?WHY- GROC SHOP DIFFICULTY
G046_HelpShopDoes anyone help you shop for groceries?IADL GROC SHOP HELP
G047_DiffPhoneBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty with making phone calls?IADL MAKING PHONE CALLS DIFFICULTY
G048_ProbPhoneIs that because of a health or memory problem?WHY- MAKING PHONE CALLS DIFFICULTY
G049_HelpPhoneDoes anyone help you make telephone calls?IADL MAKING PHONE CALLS HELP
G050_DiffMedsBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty taking medications?IADL TAKING MEDICATION DIFFICULTY
G051_DiffMeds2Do you think you would have any difficulty taking medications if you needed to do so?IADL TAKING MEDS IF NEEDED DIFFICULTY
G052_ProbMedsIs that because of a health or memory problem?WHY- TAKING MEDICATIONS DIFFICULTY
G053_HelpMedsDoes anyone help you with taking medications?IADL TAKING MEDICATIONS HELP
G054_LOOPFILL FOR CONDITIONAL STATEMENT AT G054 LOOP BRANCH
G058_HelpOthBesides any help you have told me about, do you get any help with work around the house or yard because of a health problem?HOUSE\YARD WORK HELP
G059_DiffMoneyBecause of a health or memory problem do you have any difficulty with managing your money -- such as paying your bills and keeping track of expenses?IADL MANAGING MONEY DIFFICULTY
G060_ProbMoneyIs that because of a health or memory problem?WHY- MANAGING MONEY DIFFICULTY
G061_HelpMoneyDoes anyone ever help you manage your money?IADL MANAGING MONEY HELP
G063_MnyHlprRel^FLG055QMONEY HELPER RELATIONSHIP TO R
G065_MnyHlprOthDoes anyone else help you manage your money?MANAGING MONEY ANYONE ELSE HELP- 1
G066OrderArrayARRAY THAT LINKS HELPER ARRAYS TO FOLLOWUP_UNIQUE ARRAY
G066helpersHHMemHH MEMBER INDICATOR FOR G066 ARRAY
G066helpersRelrelation status for list of names (numeric) selected as helpers from 3 IADL loops (used later to sort list)
G070A^FLG070B[gcnt4] the help from ^FLG070C[gcnt4] (^G066helpersRel[G066OrderArray[gcnt4]]).

During the last month, on about how many days did ^G066helpersName[G066OrderArray[gcnt4]] help you? Please enter 0 if this person did not help you in the last month.

FREQ OF HELP GIVEN
G071A# Days helper helped
G072ADID HELPER HELP EVERY DY
G073AOn the days ^FLG073A[gcnt4] helps you, about how many hours per day is that? Please enter 1 if less than an hour.
#HRS OF HELP
G074AIs ^G066helpersName[G066OrderArray[gcnt4]] male or female?HELPERS SEX
G076AIs ^G066helpersName[G066OrderArray[gcnt4]] paid to help you?HELPER GIVEN MONEY TO HELP
G077ADoes Medicare/Medicaid or insurance help pay ^G066helpersName[G066OrderArray[gcnt4]]?DOES INS PAY
G078ANot counting expenses paid by Medicare/Medicaid or insurance, about how much did you^FLG078A end up paying ^G066helpersName[G066OrderArray[gcnt4]] for the last month?AMT R/SP/P PAID
G079APer:AMT R/SP/P PAID HELPER
G080ADid it amount to less than $100 per month, more than $100 per month, or what?AMT=
G081ADoes any other person help you^FLG078A pay this cost?OTR FIN HELP
G082AIs that a child or other relative of yours^FLG078A, or is that someone else?HELPER=CHLD
G086_These next questions ask about volunteer work and helping activities.

Have you spent any time in the past 12 months doing volunteer work for religious, educational, health-related or other charitable organizations?
VOLUNTEER WORK
G097_Suppose in the future, you needed help with basic personal care activities like eating or dressing.

Do you have relatives or friends^FLG097 who would be willing and able to help you over a long period of time?
RELATIVES/FRIENDS HELP W/ FUTURE NEEDS
G098MWhat is the relationship to you of that person or persons? Please choose all that apply.HELP W/ FUTURE NEEDS- RELATIONSHIP
G101How often did you receive assistance with answers to these questions about any difficulties you have with doing everyday activities and the people helping you with those (if any)?HOW OFTEN RECEIVE ASSISTANCE - SECTION G
G180_G075ATempWhich of your children is the parent of that grandchild?GRANDCHILD OF WHICH CHILD-1
G181_G083ATemp^FLG181AWHICH CHLD-1
G190_G062_MnyHlprTemp^FLG062QWHO HELPS MANAGE MONEY-1
G193_G099MTempWhich child is that (children are those)? Please choose all that apply.WHICH CHILD WILL HELP-1
G194_G100MTemp^FLG194Q Please choose all that apply.WHICH GRANDCHILD
G195_VolWork100Altogether, would you say the time amounted to less than 100 hours, more than 100 hours, or what?TOT HRS VOL WORK 100
G196_VolWork200Would it be less than 200 hours, more than 200 hours, or what?TOT HRS VOL WORK 200
G197_VolWork50Would it be less than 50 hours, more than 50 hours, or what?TOT HRS VOL WORK 50
G198_HelpFrindsHave you spent any time in the past 12 months helping friends, neighbors, or relatives who did not live with you and did not pay you for the help?HELPING FRIENDS
G199_HelpFrinds100Altogether, would you say the time amounted to less than 100 hours, more than 100 hours, or what?TOT HRS HELP FRIENDS/REL/OTR100
G200_HelpFrinds200Would it be less than 200 hours, more than 200 hours, or what?TOT HRS HELP FRIENDS/REL/OTR200
G201_HelpFrinds50Would it be less than 50 hours, more than 50 hours, or what?TOT HRS HELP FRIENDS/REL/OTR50
G207_HaveDrivenHave you driven a car in the past month?Have Driven in Past Month
G208_RateHandStrengthThe next questions are about different aspects of your health.

How would you rate your hand strength?
Would you say it is very strong, somewhat strong, somewhat weak, or very weak?
Rate Hand Strength
G209_shortofbreathHow often do you become short of breath while awake?
Would you say often, sometimes, rarely, or never?

Do not include periods of exercise.
Short of Breath
G210_DifficultyBalanceHow often do you have difficulty with balance?
Would you say often, sometimes, rarely, or never?
Difficulty With Balance
G215ALTERNATE WAVE VARIABLE
HHmemINDICATOR FLAG FOR A HH MEMBER
PersonListNumberPerson Number from when Person Originally selected from helper list
followupcounterhelper counter
persontotalcounterhelper counter
uniquecounterCOUNTER FOR NUMBER OF UNIQUE HELPER RECORDS