INFIRM: Infirmity

Whether respondent suffers from an infirmity, as recorded on census card. Note, "idiot" and "insane" may have been confused by assessors and respondents alike. It should also be noted that institutionalized individuals were often NOT classified as having an infirmity. Whether an individual was institutionalized is recorded by variable 'instit'.

1 Blind 260.0%
2 Deaf 460.1%
3 Insane 1150.2%
4 Idiot 220.0%
Missing Data
-9999 Missing (Not reported or not applicable) 56,36299.6%
Total 56,571 100%

Based upon 209 valid cases out of 56,571 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 2.64
  • median: 3.00
  • mode: 3.00
  • minimum: 1
  • maximum: 4
  • standard deviation: 0.83

Location: 84-88 (width: 5; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -9999


Source: This variable was taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.

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