B. Health

B. Health module of AHEAD 1995

Label Type Description
D769 Question Next I have some questions about your health. Would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?
D772 Question The next questions ask about what has happened to your health ~IF REINTERVIEW since the last time we talked to you in (Wave 1 date). Compared with your health then, would you say that your health is better now, about the same, or worse? ~ELSE In the last two years. Compared with you health two years ago, would you say that your health is better now, about the same, or worse?
D776 Question Is it much better or somewhat better?
D777 Question Is it much worse or somewhat worse?
B1d Question Why has your health become better?
D781 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R DID HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Has a doctor ever told you that you have high blood pressure or hypertension? ~ELSE (IF R HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN WAVE 1) Our records from your last interview show that you have had high blood pressure or hypertension. IWER: PRESS 1 THEN PRESS ENTER UNLESS R VOLUNTARILY DISPUTES W1 RECORD ~ELSE Since we last talked to you, that is since (Wave 1 date), has a doctor told you that you have high blood pressure or hypertension?
D782 Question In order to lower your blood pressure, are you now taking any medication?
D783 Question In order to lower your blood pressure, ~IF REINTERVIEW have you lost weight or followed a special diet since (Wave 1 date)? ~ELSE have you lost weight or followed a special diet in the last 2 years?
D784 Question Is your blood pressure generally under control?
D785 Question Compared to when we interviewed you in (Wave 1 date), is your high blood pressure better, worse, or is it about the same as it was then?
D788 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R HAD DIABETES IN WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Has a doctor ever told you that you have diabetes or high blood sugar? ~ELSE (R HAD DIABETES IN WAVE 1) Our records from your last interview in (Wave 1 date) show that you have had diabetes or high blood sugar. IWER: PRESS 1 THEN PRESS ENTER UNLESS R VOLUNTARILY DISPUTES W1 RECORD. ~ELSE Since we talked last in (Wave 1 date) has a doctor told you that you have diabetes or high blood sugar?
D789 Question In order to treat or control your diabetes, Are you now taking medication that you swallow?
D790 Question Are you now using insulin shots or pump?
D791 Question In order to treat or control your diabetes, ~IF REINTERVIEW have you lost weight since (Wave 1 date)? ~ELSE have you lost weight in the last two years?
D792 Question Are you following a special diet?
D793 Question Is your diabetes generally under control?
D794 Question Compared to when we interviewed you last in (Wave 1 date), has your diabetes gotten better, worse, or stayed about the same?
D795 Question Has your diabetes caused you to have trouble with your kidneys or protein in your urine?
D801 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R DID HAVE CANCER WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Has a doctor ever told you that you have cancer or a malignant tumor, excluding minor skin cancers? ~ELSE R HAD CANCER WAVE 1 Our records from your last interview in (Wave 1 date) show that you have had cancer. IWER: PRESS 1 THEN PRESS ENTER UNLESS R VOLUNTARILY DISPUTES W1 RECORD. ~ELSE Since we last talked to you, that is since (Wave 1 date), has a doctor told you that you have cancer or a malignant tumor, excluding minor skin cancer?
D802 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since (Wave 1 date) have you seen a doctor about your cancer? ~ELSE In the last two years have you seen a doctor about your cancer?
D803 Question Are you now receiving treatment for cancer?
D804M1 Question ~IF NEW INTERVIEW During the last two years, ~ELSE Since (Wave 1 date), what sort of treatments have you received for cancer? CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY
D805 Question Since (Wave 1 date), has the cancer gotten worse, better or stayed about the same?
D806 Question Since (Wave 1 date), has a doctor told you that you had a new cancer or malignant tumor, excluding minor skin cancer?
D807 Question How many different cancers have you had?
B5g Question In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start? RECORD FOR ALL CANCERS.
D812 Question (Has your cancer\Have any of your cancers) spread?
D813 Question In what month and year was your (most recent) cancer diagnosed? MONTH: YEAR:
D814 Question YEAR RECENT CANCER
D818 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R HAD LUNG CONDITIONS IN WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Has a doctor ever told you that you have chronic lung disease such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema? DO NOT INCLUDE ASTHMA ~ELSE R HAD LUNG CONDITIONS IN WAVE 1 Our records from your interview in (Wave 1 date) show that you had a chronic lung disease, such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema. IWER: PRESS 1 THEN PRESS ENTER UNLESS R VOLUNTARILY DISPUTES W1 RECORD. ~ELSE Since we last talked with you, that is since (Wave 1 date), has a doctor told you that you have chronic lung disease, such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema? DO NOT INCLUDE ASTHMA
D819 Question Since then, has this condition gotten better, worse, or stayed about the same?
D823 Question Are you now taking medication or other treatment for your lung condition?
D824 Question Are you receiving oxygen for your lung condition?
D825 Question Are you receiving physical or respiratory therapy for your lung condition?
D826 Question Does your lung condition limit your usual activities, such as household chores or work?
D828 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R HAD HEART PROBLEM IN WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Has a doctor ever told you that you had a heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina, congestive heart failure, or other heart problems? ~ELSE R HAD HEART PROBLEM IN WAVE 1 Our records from your interview in (Wave 1 date) show that you had a heart problem. IWER: PRESS 1 THEN PRESS ENTER UNLESS R VOLUNTARILY DISPUTES W1 RECORD. ~ELSE Since your interview in (Wave 1 date) has a doctor told you that you have had a heart attack, have coronary heart disease, angina, congestive heart failure, or other heart problems?
D829 Question Are you now taking or carrying medication for your heart problem?
D830 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since (Wave 1 date), ~ELSE In the last two years, have you seen a doctor for your heart problem?
D831 Question Since (Wave 1 date), has this condition gotten better, worse, or stayed about the same?
D834 Question Have you had a heart attack or myocardial infarction ~IF REINTERVIEW since (Wave 1 date)? ~ELSE In the past two years?
D836 Question (Since we talked to you last,) Have you seen a doctor IN connection with your heart attack?
D837 Question Are you now taking medication because of your heart attack?
D838 Question In what month and year was your (most recent) heart attack? MONTH: YEAR:
D839 Question YEAR RECENT HEARTATTACK
D840 Question ~IF NEW INTERVIEW In the last two years, ~ELSE REINTERVIEW Since (Wave 1 date), have you had any angina or chest pains due to your heart?
D841 Question Are you now taking or carrying medications because of angina or chest pain?
D842 Question Are you limiting your usual activities because of your angina?
D843 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since we last talked to you, that is, since (Wave 1 date), has a doctor told you that ~ELSE In the last two years has a doctor told you that you have congestive heart failure?
D844 Question ~IF NEW INTERVIEW In the past two years ~ELSE Since (Wave 1 date) Have you been admitted to the hospital overnight because of it (congestive heart failure)?
D845 Question Are you taking any medication for congestive heart failure?
D846 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since (Wave 1 date) ~ELSE In the past two years Have you had a special test or treatment of your heart where tubes were inserted into your veins or arteries (cardiac cathetarization, coronary angiogram or angioplasty)?
D847 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since (Wave 1 date) ~ELSE In the past two years have you had surgery on your heart?
D848 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R HAD A STROKE IN WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Has a doctor ever told you that you had a stroke? ~ELSE IF R HAD A STROKE IN WAVE 1 Our records from your last interview in (Wave 1 date) show that you had a stroke. IWER: PRESS 1 THEN PRESS ENTER UNLESS R VOLUNTARILY DISPUTES W1 RECORD. ~ELSE Since your interview in (Wave 1 date) has a doctor told you that you have had a stroke?
D850 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since (Wave 1 date) ~ELSE In the past two years have you seen a doctor because of this or any other stroke?
D851 Question Do you still have any remaining problems because of your stroke(s)?
D852 Question Do you have weakness in your arms and legs, or decreased ability to move or use them?
D853 Question Difficulty speaking or swallowing?
D854 Question Difficulty with your vision?
D855 Question Difficulty in thinking or finding the right words to say?
D856 Question Are you now taking any medications because of your stroke or its complications?
D857 Question Are you receiving physical or occupational therapy because of your stroke or its complications?
D858 Question Since (Wave 1 date), has a doctor told you that you had another stroke?
D859 Question In what month and year was your (most recent) stroke? MONTH: YEAR:
D860 Question YEAR RECENT STROKE
D861 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R HAD PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS IN WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Have you ever had or has a doctor ever told you that you have any emotional, nervous, or psychiatric problems? ~ELSE R HAD PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS IN WAVE 1 When we talked with you in (Wave 1 date), you said that you had some emotional, nervous, or psychiatric problems. IWER: PRESS 1 THEN PRESS ENTER UNLESS R VOLUNTARILY DISPUTES W1 RECORD. ~ELSE Since (Wave 1 date), have you had or has a doctor told you that you have any emotional, nervous, or psychiatric problems?
D862 Question Have these problems gotten better, worse, or stayed about the same?
D863 Question Do you now get psychiatric or psychological treatment for your problems?
D864 Question Do you now take tranquilizers, antidepressants, or pills for nerves?
D866 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R HAD ARTHRITIS IN WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Have you ever had, or has a doctor ever told you that you have arthritis or rheumatism? ~ELSE R HAD ARTHRITIS IN WAVE 1 Our records from your last interview in (Wave 1 date) show that you have had arthritis. IWER: PRESS 1 THEN PRESS ENTER UNLESS R VOLUNTARILY DISPUTES W1 RECORD. ~ELSE Since your interview in (Wave 1 date) have you had or has a doctor told you that you have arthritis or rheumatism?
D867 Question Has this arthritis gotten better, worse, or stayed about the same?
D868 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since (Wave 1 date) ~ELSE In the past two years have you seen a doctor specifically for your arthritis or rheumatism?
D869 Question Do you sometimes have pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints?
D870 Question Are you currently taking any medication or other treatments for your arthritis or rheumatism?
D871 Question Does your arthritis sometimes limit your usual activities?
D872 Question Have you had surgery or any joint replacement because of arthritis ~IF REINTERVIEW since (Wave 1 date)? ~ELSE In the last two years?
D875M1 Question Which joint was that? SELECT ALL THAT APPLY
D878 Question Have you fallen down ~IF REINTERVIEW since (Wave 1 date)? ~ELSE In the last two years?
D879 Question How many times have you fallen ~IF REINTERVIEW since (Wave 1 date)? ~ELSE In the last two years? # TIMES:
D884 Question In (any of these falls/that fall), did you injure yourself seriously enough to need medical treatment?
D887 Question ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Have you ever fractured your hip? ~ELSE IF R HAD BROKEN HIP IN WAVE 1 Have you fractured your hip since we talked In (Wave 1 date)?
D892 Question The next question might not be easy to talk about, but it is very important for research on health and aging. During the last 12 months, have you lost any amount of urine beyond your control?
D893 Question On about how many days in the last month have you lost any urine? USE 31 FOR "EVERY DAY"
D894 Question Was that more than 5 days?
D895 Question More than 15 days?
D896 Question Do you ever use any absorbent products such as pads, special garments, sanitary napkins, or toilet paper for your urine loss condition?
D897 Question During the last 12 months, have you ever lost control over your stool or bowel movements?
D900 Question Now some questions about your vision. Is your eyesight excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor? (USING GLASSES OR CORRECTIVE LENS AS USUAL)
D901 Question How good is your eyesight for seeing things at a distance, like recognizing a friend across the street? (USING GLASSES OR CORRECTIVE LENS AS USUAL)
D902 Question RATE NEAR VISION
D903 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW AND R HAD CATARACT SURGERY IN WAVE 1 ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Have you ever had cataract surgery? ~ELSE R HAD CATARACT SURGERY IN WAVE 1 Have you had cataract surgery since (Wave 1 date) other than what you told us about then? ~ELSE Have you had cataract surgery since (Wave 1 date)?
D904 Question Have you had cataract surgery on both eyes, or just one?
D905 Question Did the cataract surgery (on either eye) include implanting a lens?
D906 Question Has a doctor ever treated you for glaucoma?
D907 Question Do you ever wear a hearing aid?
D908 Question Is your hearing excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor? (USING A HEARING AID AS USUAL)
D911 Question Are you often troubled with pain?
D912 Question When the pain is at its worst, is it mild, moderate or severe?
D913 Question How bad is the pain most of the time: mild, moderate or severe?
D914 Question Does the pain make it difficult for you to do your usual activities such as household chores or work?
D915 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since we talked to you last in (Wave 1 date), have you had any other ~ELSE In the last two years, have you had any other major health problems which you haven't told me about? IF YES, SPECIFY ON NEXT SCREEN
B19a Question What is that?
D919 Question ~IF REINTERVIEW Since we talked to you last in (Wave 1 date), have you had any of ~ELSE In the last two years, have you had any of the following medical tests or procedures? A flu shot?
D920 Question A blood test for cholesterol?
D925 Question Do you check your breasts for lumps monthly?
D926 Question Did you have a mammogram or x-ray of the breast, to search for cancer ~IF REINTERVIEW since (Wave 1 date)? ~ELSE In the last two years?
D927 Question A PAP smear?
D929 Question An examination of your prostate to screen for cancer?
D934 Question On average over the last 12 months have you participated in vigorous physical activity or exercise three times a week or more? By vigorous physical activity, we mean things like, sports, heavy housework, or a job that involves physical labor.
D942 Question Do you smoke cigarettes now?
D943 Question About how many cigarettes or packs do you usually smoke in a day now? PROBE A RANGE CIGARETTES/DAY: PACKS/DAY:
D944 Question PACKS
D949 Question Do you ever drink any alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, or liquor?
D950 Question In the last three months, on average, how many days per week have you had any alcohol to drink? (For example, beer, wine, or any drink containing liquor.) DAYS:
D951 Question In the last three months, on the days you drink, about how many drinks do you have? # DRINKS:
D952 Question In the last three months, on how many days have you had four or more drinks on one occasion? USE ZERO FOR NONE
D953 Question Have you ever felt that you should cut down on drinking?
D954 Question About how much do you weigh? POUNDS:
D955 Question Have you gained or lost ten or more pounds ~IF NEW INTERVIEW In the last 2 years? ~ELSE since we talked in (Wave 1 date)?
D958 Question About how tall are you? FEET: INCHES:
D959 Question HEIGHT INCHES
D961 Question ~IF NEW INTERVIEW Have you had any of the following persistent or troublesome problems? ~ELSE Since we last talked to you in (Wave 1 date), have you had any of the following persistent or troublesome problems? Pain or cramps in your legs at night?
D963 Question Persistent swelling in your feet or ankles?
D964 Question Shortness of breath while awake?
D967 Question Persistent dizziness or lightheadedness?
D968 Question Back pain or problems?
D969 Question Have you had persistent headaches?
D972 Question Severe fatigue or exhaustion?
D973 Question Persistent wheezing, cough, or bringing up phlegm?
D974 Question Difficulty or burning when urinating?
D985 Question Now think about the past week and the feelings you have experienced. Please tell me if each of the following was true for you much of the time during the past week. Much of the time during the past week, you felt depressed. (Would you say yes or no?)
D987 Question (Much of the time during the past week) You felt that everything you did was an effort.
D989 Question (Much of the time during the past week) Your sleep was restless.
D991 Question (Much of the time during the past week) You were happy.
D993 Question (Much of the time during the past week) You felt lonely.
D995 Question (Much of the time during the past week) You enjoyed life.
D999 Question (Much of the time during the past week) You felt sad.
D1001 Question (Much of the time during the past week) You could not "get going".
D1003 Question (Much of the time during the past week) You had a lot of energy.
D1006 Question During the past 12 months, was there ever a time when you felt sad, blue, or depressed for two weeks or more in a row?
D1007 Question Please think of the two-week period during the past 12 months when these feelings were worst. During that time did the feelings of being sad, blue, or depressed usually last all day long, most of the day, about half the day, or less than half the day?
D1008 Question During those two weeks, did you feel this way every day, almost every day, or less often than that?
D1009 Question During those two weeks, did you lose interest in most things? IF R SAYS USUALLY NO INTEREST IN THINGS: REPEAT Q ADDING: "...MORE THAN IS USUAL FOR YOU."
D1010 Question Thinking about those same two weeks, did you ever feel more tired out or low in energy than is usual for you?
D1011 Question During those same two weeks, did you lose your appetite?
D1012 Question Did your appetite increase during those same two weeks?
D1013 Question Did you have more trouble falling asleep than you usually do during those two weeks?
D1014 Question Did that happen every night, nearly every night, or less often during those two weeks?
D1015 Question During that same two week period did you have a lot more trouble concentrating than usual?
D1016 Question People sometimes feel down on themselves, and no good or worthless. During that two week period, did you feel this way?
D1017 Question Did you think a lot about death -- either your own, someone else's, or death in general -- during those two weeks?
D1018 Question To review, you had two weeks in a row during the past 12 months when you were sad, blue, or depressed and also had some other feelings or problems like - (READ UP TO THE FIRST 3 'YES' RESPONSES TO B28 - B34). ~IF 1009(1) losing interest ~IF 1010(1) feeling tired ~IF 1011(1) lose appetite ~IF 1012(1) appetite increase ~IF 1013(1) trouble falling asleep ~IF 1015(1) trouble concentrating ~IF 1016(1) feeling down on yourself ~IF 1017(1) thoughts about death About how many weeks altogether -- out of 52 -- did you feel this way during the past 12 months? WEEKS: MONTHS: ENTIRE YEAR:
D1020 Question DEPRESS REVIEW-WEEKS
D1021 Question MONTHS
D1022 Question ENTIRE YEAR
D1024 Question Think about the most recent time when you had two weeks in a row when you felt this way. In what month was this (during the last 12 months)? RECORD MOST RECENT MONTH
D1028 Question During the past 12 months, was there ever a time lasting two weeks or more when you lost interest in most things like hobbies, work, or activities that usually give you pleasure?
D1029 Question Please think of the two-week period during the past 12 months when you had the most complete loss of interest in things. During that two-week period, did the loss of interest usually last all day long, most of the day, about half the day, or less than half the day?
D1030 Question Did you feel this way every day, almost every day, or less often during the two weeks?
D1031 Question During those two weeks, did you feel tired out or low on energy all the time?
D1032 Question During those same two weeks, did you lose your appetite?
D1033 Question Did your appetite increase during those same two weeks?
D1034 Question During those same two weeks, did you have more trouble falling asleep than you usually do?
D1035 Question Did that happen every night, nearly every night, or less often during those two weeks?
D1036 Question During those two weeks, did you have more trouble concentrating than usual?
D1037 Question People sometimes feel down on themselves, no good or worthless. Did you feel this way during that two-week period?
D1038 Question Did you think a lot about death during those two weeks --either your own, someone else's, or death in general?
D1041 Question To review, you had two weeks in a row during the past 12 months when you were sad, blue, or depressed and also had some other feelings or problems like - (READ UP TO THE FIRST 3 'YES' RESPONSES TO B28 - B33). ~IF 1031(1) feeling tired ~IF 1032(1) lose appetite ~IF 1033(1) appetite increase ~IF 1034(1) trouble falling asleep ~IF 1036(1) trouble concentrating ~IF 1037(1) feeling down on yourself ~IF 1038(1) thoughts about death About how many weeks altogether--out of 52--did you feel this way during the past 12 months? WEEKS: MONTHS: ENTIRE YEAR:
D1042 Question about the most recent time when you had two weeks in a row when you felt this way. In what month was this? MONTH:
D1043 Question ENTIRE YEAR
D1045 Question REVIEW MOST RECENT MONTH
D1046 Question asked of interviewer IWER:HOW OFTEN DID R RECEIVE ASSISTANCE WITH ANSWERS IN ?