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.
Seeing, even with glasses or contacts on: in this category are considered people with permanent visual difficulties that, even with glasses or contacts on, claim having
limitations seeing, either partially or fully.
This also includes the people that claim to have problems seeing and for some economic reason do not have the glasses they need.
Hearing: this considers the people with permanent difficulties hearing that, even when they have earphones or some audio apparatus placed, they have limitations hearing, whether partially or fully.
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.
Walking or going up steps: this includes the people that present permanent difficulties walking from one place to another, inside or outside the dwelling, or going up steps in a dwelling, buildings, or means of transportation. This excludes: the people with temporary injuries or burns that are found in rehabilitation and could recover.
Using arms or hands: this includes the people that present permanent limitations voluntarily controlling the movement of the arms and hands that prevent then from grabbing, manipulating, lifting an object, or carrying something from one site to another. This excludes the people with temporary injuries or burns that are found in rehabilitation and could recover.
Intellectually (retarded, Down's syndrome, other): this includes people with problems with their mental functions that affect that intellectual development.
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."
None of the above: this option should be marked when the person does not present any permanent limitation.
This variable indicates the number of disabilities that the respondent has.
Disability Variables -- PERSON