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Questions Verbalization and Response Categories modifiying the Disability Prevalence Carole Feldman Welfare Statistics CBS.

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1 Questions Verbalization and Response Categories modifiying the Disability Prevalence Carole Feldman Welfare Statistics CBS

2 Comparisons between some sources Data available for people with disabilities:  Census survey -based on WG short set of questions  Social Survey - based on ADL questions – personal survey  Health Survey- based on ADL questions – proxy survey

3 Walking or walking up and down stairs- questions Health Survey Social Survey 2006 census survey 2008 Are you able to walk out of the house? Are you able to walk unaided inside your dwelling? Do you have difficulty walking around the house or walking up and down stairs? Are you able to walk up and down one flight of stairs? Are you able to walk unaided outside your dwelling?

4 Walking or walking up and down stairs- responses Health Survey Social Survey 2006census survey 2008 Are you able to walk out of the house? Are you able to walk unaided inside your dwelling? Are you able to walk unaided outside your dwelling? Do you have difficulty walking around the house or walking up and down stairs? 1. Yes- able to walk alone 2. Yes- with the help of a person or instrument 3. No- unable to walk 1. Can walk unaided, with no difficulty 2. Can walk unaided, but with difficulty 3. Can walk with the aid of a cane, walker, etc 4. Can walk with the aid of another person 5. Unable to walk outside of the dwelling 1. No- no difficulty 2. Yes- some difficulty 3. Yes- a lot of difficulty 4. Cannot at all

5 Walking or walking up and down stairs- answers Health Survey census survey 2008 Are you able to walk up and down one flight of stairs? Do you have difficulty walking around the house or walking up and down stairs? 1. Yes- able to do so without help 2. Yes- able to do so, but needs to hold onto the banister or with the help of a person or instrument 3. No- cannot walk up or down stairs 1. No- no difficulty 2. Yes- some difficulty 3. Yes- a lot of difficulty 4. Cannot at all

6 Percentages- aged 20 and above from all the survey population Social Survey 2006census survey 2008 (living in households) Are you able to walk unaided inside your dwelling? Do you have difficulty walking around the house or walking up and down stairs? Can with no difficulty and irrelevant Can unaided, but with difficulty Can with aid ( cane, walker, person) Unable No- no difficulty Yes- some difficulty Yes- a lot of difficulty Cannot at all Percentage of Persons aged 20 and above with walking limitations: 13.2% 7.0%

7 Percentages- aged 20 and above from those who have a problem Social Survey 2006census survey 2008 (living in households) Are you able to walk unaided inside your dwelling? (those with a physical or health problem, that interferes in the day-to – day functioning) Do you have difficulty walking around the house or walking up and down stairs? (at least some difficulty for one of the questions) Can with no difficulty Can unaided, but with difficulty Can with aid (cane, walker, person) Unable No- no difficulty Yes- some difficulty Yes- a lot of difficulty Cannot at all Percentage of Persons aged 20 and above with walking limitations: 61.1% 57.5%

8 Walking or walking up and down stairs- questions Health Survey census survey 2008 (living in households) Are you able to walk out of the house? Do you have difficulty walking around the house or walking up and down stairs? 1. Yes- able to walk alone 2. Yes- with the help of a person or instrument 3. No- unable to walk 1. No- no difficulty 2. Yes- some difficulty 3. Yes- a lot of difficulty 4. Cannot at all Are you able to walk up and down one flight of stairs? 1. Yes- able to do so without help 2. Yes- able to do so, but needs to hold onto the banister or with the help of a person or instrument 3. No- cannot walk up or down stairs

9 Percentages- aged 20 and above from all the survey population Health Survey census survey 2008 (living in households) Are you able to walk out of the house or to walk up and down one flight of stairs? Do you have difficulty walking around the house or walking up and down stairs? Yes- able to walk alone or irrelevant Yes- with the help of a person or instrument No- unable to walk No- no difficulty Yes- some difficulty Yes- a lot of difficulty Cannot at all Percentage of Persons aged 20 and above with walking limitations: 13.2% 3.5%

10 Percentages- aged 20 and above from those who have a problem Health Survey census survey 2008 (living in households) Are you able to walk out of the house or to walk up and down one flight of stairs? (at least some difficulty for one of the questions) Do you have difficulty walking around the house or walking up and down stairs? (at least some difficulty for one of the questions) Yes- able to walk alone Yes- with the help of a person or instrument No- unable to walk No- no difficulty Yes- some difficulty Yes- a lot of difficulty Cannot at all Percentage of Persons aged 20 and above with walking limitations: 61.1% 92.4%

11 Conclusions  Questions verbalization and responses categories do modify prevalence disabilities results  What population is included in the survey affects the prevalence of disabilities

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