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.
Mentally (bipolar, schizophrenic, other): people that because of some mental condition have permanent limitations for relating with the rest of the people or for obtaining interpersonal abilities.
In this case it does not include people with psychiatric or psychological treatment with which they can function daily without any limitation. It also excludes the people with dyslexia, insignificant attention deficit disorder, temporary depression, introverted attitudes, shyness, problems of insomnia, stress, or other states of transitional moods, popularly known as "nervous breakdowns."
This variable indicates whether the respondent has a mental illness.