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Census core activity need for assistance

The following image is from the standard household form and shows exactly how the questions appeared on the paper form. The break indicates that Questions 20, 21 and 22 appeared at the bottom of page 7 and Question 23 appeared at the top of page 8.




The output data item 'Core activity need for assistance' is derived from these questions in the following way:

'Has need for assistance with core activities' if:
• the answers to Q20, Q21 or Q22 are 'Yes, always' or 'Yes, sometimes' AND
• the reason is because of a 'Long term health condition', Disability or 'Old or young age' (where the person is older than 40 years).

'Does not have need for assistance with core activities' if:
• the answers to Q20, Q21 and Q22 are 'No' OR
• Q20, Q21 or Q22 are 'Yes, always', 'Yes sometimes' and Q23 has been answered but does not include 'Long term health condition' or Disability OR
• Q20, Q21 or Q22 are 'Yes, always', 'Yes sometimes' and the reason given is 'Old or young age' (where the person is younger than 40 years)

Not stated if:
At least one of Q20, Q21 and Q22 = not answered AND none of Q20, Q21 and Q21= {'Yes, always', 'Yes, sometimes'}