P14 Cause of disability What caused this difficulty? (Write the code for cause, for each corresponding difficulty.) ___ ___
Congenital (born with a disability)
Natural aging process
NIU (not in universe)
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 P1 - P15 apply to all persons]
Question P14: Cause of Disability
Ask, "What caused this difficulty?"
122. Causes of disability are important because they provide the health and medical explanation of the disability. This information is useful in providing preventive measures against the disability. For example a person may have difficulty in walking because he/she suffered from leprosy or polio. Similarly, a person with strange behavior or mental retardation may have suffered from a long illness, which affected the brain.
123. Sometimes people may be born with a disability. They may be disabled as a result of an illness or because of an injury caused by an accident or because of an injury inflicted on them by others. Record the code of the cause for each corresponding type of disability recorded in P13.
This variable indicates the cause of the person's second major disability.