12. Does [the respondent] have a permanent limitationÂ…? (You can mark multiple options)
 1 Seeing, even with glasses or contacts on
 2 Hearing
 3 Speaking
 4 Walking or going up steps
 5 Using arms or hands
 6 Intellectually (retarded, DownÂ’s syndrome, other)
 7 Mentally (bipolar, schizophrenic, other)
 8 None of the above
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Question 12: Population with disability
12. Does [name] have a permanent limitation...? (You can mark multiple options)
 1 seeing, even with glasses or contacts on
 2 hearing
 3 speaking
 4 walking or going up steps
 5 using arms or hands
 6 intellectually (retarded, Down's syndrome, other)
 7 mentally (bipolar, schizophrenic, other)
 8 none of the above
This question is asked of all the habitual residents of the household. In the case of the babies, it should be considered that they do not have permanent limitations if there is no medical opinion that indicates otherwise.
As can be observed in this question you can mark various responses that refer to the following permanent limitations.
Speaking: this includes the people that present permanent difficulties speaking (expressing a thought orally). This excludes: the temporary problems speaking derived from some condition of shyness or stutter.
This variable indicates whether the respondent difficulty speaking.