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SIPP Disability Status Recoding Programming Code/Logic

In the 2008 SIPP, wave 6 Adult and Child Functional Limitations topical modules, there now exists a variable – RDISAB and RKDISAB, respectively – that are recodes of the overall disability status used in the Americans with Disabilities Report. The code shown here replicates the logic used to generate these variables using the individual disability types collected in the SIPP.

Figure 1: from the Americans with Disabilities: 2010 report [PDF]

Adults:

RDISAB

(1=Severe disability, 2=Nonsevere disability, 3=No disability)

IF
EHEARDIF=3    or    ESEEDIF=3    or    EHEARNOT=2    or    ESEENOT=2    or   
ESPEECHC=2    or    EWALKC=2    or    ESTAIRSC=2    or    ECANT10=2    or   
EGRASPC=2    or    ETELEC=2    or    ECANE=1    or    EWCHAIR=1    or   
EINHELP=1    or    EBEDHELP=1    or    EBATHH=1    or    EDRESSH=1    or   
EEATHELP=1    or    ETOILETH=1    or    EOUTHELP=1    or    EMONEYH=1    or   
EMEALSH=1    or    EHWORKH=1    or    EMEDH=1    or    INTRFER=1    or   
EALZ=1    or    EMR=1    or    EDEVDIS=1    or    EJOBDIF=1    or   
EHWRKNO=1    or    ECOND1 in (8,20,23)    or   
ECOND2 in (8,20,23)    or    ECOND3 in (8,20,23)    or   
ECONDPH1 in (8,20,23)    or    ECONDPH2 in (8,20,23)    or   
ECONDPH3 in (8,20,23)    or    ECONDW1 in (8,20,23)    or   
ECONDW2 in (8,20,23)    or    ECONDW3 in (8,20,23)

THEN RDISAB=1

ELSEIF
EHEARDIF=1    or    ESEEDIF=1    or    ESPEECHD=1    or    EWALKD=1    or   
ESTAIRSD=1    or    EDIF10=1    or    EGRASPD=1    or    EINDIF=1    or   
EBEDDIF=1    or    EBATHDIF=1    or    EDRESSD=1    or    EEATDIF=1    or   
ETOILETD=1    or    EOUTDIF=1    or    EMONEYD=1    or    EMEALSD=1    or   
EHWORKD=1    or    EMEDD=1    or    ETELED=1    or    ELDIS=1    or   
EOTHERM=1    or    EHWRKDIF=1

THEN RDISAB=2

ELSE RDISAB=3


Children:

RKDISAB

(1=Severe disability, 2=Nonsevere disability, 3=No disability)

IF
EKHEARDF=3    or    EKSEEDIF=3    or    EKHEARNT=2    or    EKSEENOT=2    or   
EKSPECHC=2    or    EKCANE=1    or    EKWCHAIR=1    or    EKINHELP=1    or   
EKBEDHLP=1    or    EKBATHH=1    or    EKDRESSH=1    or    EKEATHLP=1    or   
EKTOILTH=1    or    EDDELAY=1    or    EKMR=1    or    EKDEVDIS=1    or   
EOTHERDC=1    or    EKCOND1 in(3,6,18)    or   
EKCOND2 in(3,6,18)    or    EKCOND3 in(3,6,18)

THEN RKDISAB=1

ELSEIF
EKHEARDF=1    or    EKSEEDIF=1    or    EKSPECHD=1    or    EARMLEG=1    or   
ERUNPLAY=1    or    ESPORTS=1    or    EKINDIF=1    or    EKBEDDIF=1    or   
EKBATHDF=1    or    EKDRESSD=1    or    EKEATDIF=1    or    EKTOILTD=1    or   
ELERNDIS=1    or    EADHD=1    or    EKSOCIAL=1    or    ESKOOLWK=1

THEN RKDISAB=2

ELSE RKDISAB=3

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Disability |  Last Revised: 2012-11-14T11:35:41.283-05:00