Data Element

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HHS Disability Status - Independence
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According to the HHS implementation guide there are six-item set of questions used on ACS and other major surveys to gauge disability is the data standard for survey questions on disability. (HHS Implementation Guidance on Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, and Disability Status | ASPE). https://aspe.hhs.gov/reports/hhs-implementation-guidance-data-collectio…

The prompt for this data element should be consistent with HHS implementation guide:

“Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping?”

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