LHMS. Life History Mail Survey

LHMS. Life History Mail Survey for HRS 2017

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LH1_17 Question From when you were born to age 50, did you ever live outside the United States for 6 months or more?
LH1A_17 Question Besides the U.S., how many different countries did you live in for 6 months or more from birth to age 50?
LH1B_1_17 Question Did you live outside the U.S. for 6 months or more before the age of 10?
LH1B_2_17 Question Did you live outside the U.S. for 6 months or more between age 10 and 17?
LH1B_3_17 Question Did you live outside the U.S. for 6 months or more between age 18 and 25?
LH1B_4_17 Question Did you live outside the U.S. for 6 months or more between age 26 and 50?
LH2A_17 Question Before you were age 16, did you ever live in a children's home or orphanage?
LH2B_17 Question Before you were age 16, did you ever live with a foster family or in a foster home?
LH2C_17 Question Before you were age 16, did you ever live in a boarding school?
LH2D_17 Question Before you were age 16, did your biological or adoptive parents separate or divorce?
LH2E_17 Question Before you were age 16, did one or both of your biological or adoptive parents die?
LH2F_17 Question Before you were age 16, did one or more of your siblings die?
LH2G_17 Question Before you were age 16, were you ever separated from your mother for 6 months or longer?
LH2H_17 Question Before you were age 16, were you ever separated from your father for 6 months or longer?
LH2i_17 Question Before you were age 16, were your grandparent(s) ever your primary caregivers?
LH3_17 Question How old were you when you first stopped living with your parent(s) or guardian(s) to live on your own or establish your own home?
LH4A_17 Question Before you were age 50, were you ever in a jail, prison, or a detention center for more than 3 days?
LH4B_17 Question Before you were age 50, were you ever a long-term inpatient in a hospital for 1 month or more?
LH4C_17 Question Before you were age 50, did you ever live in a combat zone?
LH4D_17 Question Before you were age 50, did you ever live on a military base or in military housing?
LH4E_17 Question Before you were age 50, were you ever homeless for 1 month or more?
LH4F_17 Question Before you were age 50, were you ever a long-term patient for 1 month or more in a clinic for a mental, emotional, or substance abuse problem?
LH4G_17 Question Before you were age 50, were you ever displaced from your home for more than 3 days because of a natural disaster? (e.g., earthquake, tornado, flood)
LH5A_17 Question please fill in as much information as you can about all the places that you have lived for one year or more from when you were born until now. To begin, please enter the year of your birth and the place where you lived when you were born. Beginning in #2,
LH5B_17 Question Please fill in as much information as you can about all the places that you have lived for one year or more from when you were born until now. To begin, please enter the year of your birth and the place where you lived when you were born. Beginning in #2,
LH5C_17 Question Please fill in as much information as you can about all the places that you have lived for one year or more from when you were born until now. To begin, please enter the year of your birth and the place where you lived when you were born. Beginning in #2,
LH5D_17 Question Please fill in as much information as you can about all the places that you have lived for one year or more from when you were born until now. To begin, please enter the year of your birth and the place where you lived when you were born. Beginning in #2,
LH5E_17 Question Please fill in as much information as you can about all the places that you have lived for one year or more from when you were born until now. To begin, please enter the year of your birth and the place where you lived when you were born. Beginning in #2,
LH5F_17 Question Did you or your family own or rent this residence?
LH6_17 Question Who lived with you when you were 10? [Check all that apply]
LH7_17 Question Including you, how many people lived in your household when you were 10?
LH8_17 Question How many bedrooms were there when you were 10?
LH9_17 Question What type of residence was it when you were 10?
LH10_17 Question When you were 10, how much did you feel part of your local area? (That is, the area within a 20 minute walk or about a mile of your home.) [Check one box] The closer your mark is to a statement, the more strongly you agree with it.
LH11_17 Question When you were 10 years old, approximately how many books were in the place you lived? Do not count magazines, newspapers, or your school books. [Check one box]
LH12_17 Question Which of the following best describes the language(s) spoken in your household when you were growing up, before you were age 18? Count only the language(s) used on a regular basis. [Check one box]
LH13_17 Question How old were you when you started your first full-time job?
LH14_17 Question Who lived with you when you started your first full-time job?
LH15_17 Question Including you, how many people lived in your household when you started your first full-time job?
LH16_17 Question What type of residence did you live in when you started your first job?
LH17_17 Question When you started your first full-time job, how much did you feel part of your local area? (That is, the area within a 20 minute walk or about a mile of your home.) The closer your mark is to a statement, the more strongly you agree with it.
LH18_17 Question Who lived with you when you were 40? [Check all that apply]
LH19_17 Question Including you, how many people lived in your household when you were 40?
LH20__17 Question What type of residence was it?
LH21_17 Question When you were 40 years old, how much did you feel part of your local area? (That is, the area within a 20 minute walk or about a mile of your home.) [Check one box] The closer your mark is to a statement, the more strongly you agree with it.
LH22A_17 Question In the table below, please list all of the names of the PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH, AND HIGH SCHOOLS that you attended. Write “0” as the Grade for Kindergarten. Use one line for each school. If you attended the same school from Kindergarten
LH22B_17 Question In the table below, please list all of the names of the PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH, AND HIGH SCHOOLS that you attended. Write “0” as the Grade for Kindergarten. Use one line for each school. If you attended the same school from Kindergarten
LH22C_17 Question In the table below, please list all of the names of the PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH, AND HIGH SCHOOLS that you attended. Write “0” as the Grade for Kindergarten. Use one line for each school. If you attended the same school from Kindergarten
LH22D_17 Question In the table below, please list all of the names of the PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH, AND HIGH SCHOOLS that you attended. Write “0” as the Grade for Kindergarten. Use one line for each school. If you attended the same school from Kindergarten
LH22E_17 Question In the table below, please list all of the names of the PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH, AND HIGH SCHOOLS that you attended. Write “0” as the Grade for Kindergarten. Use one line for each school. If you attended the same school from Kindergarten
LH22F_17 Question In the table below, please list all of the names of the PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH, AND HIGH SCHOOLS that you attended. Write “0” as the Grade for Kindergarten. Use one line for each school. If you attended the same school from Kindergarten
LH22G_17 Question In the table below, please list all of the names of the PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH, AND HIGH SCHOOLS that you attended. Write “0” as the Grade for Kindergarten. Use one line for each school. If you attended the same school from Kindergarten
LH22H_17 Question Was this a public or private/religious school?
LH22I_17 Question Most children in the school were…?
LH23_17 Question Did you attend a pre-school, nursery school, or other program before primary/ elementary school?
LH24_17 Question How well did you do in Math compared to other children in your class?
LH25_17 Question How well did you do in Reading and Writing (i.e., spelling, grammar) compared to other children in your class? [Check one box]
LH26A_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, did any teachers, principals or psychologists tell you or your parents that you had a problem with learning any of the usual school subjects below? [Check one box for each line]
LH26B_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, did any teachers, principals or psychologists tell you or your parents that you had a problem with learning any of the usual school subjects below? [Check one box for each line]
LH26C_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, did any teachers, principals or psychologists tell you or your parents that you had a problem with learning any of the usual school subjects below? [Check one box for each line]
LH26D_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, did any teachers, principals or psychologists tell you or your parents that you had a problem with learning any of the usual school subjects below? [Check one box for each line]
LH27A_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, did you ever have a hearing problem?
LH27B_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, did you ever have a vision problem?
LH27C_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, did you ever have a speech problem?
LH27D_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, did you ever have a problem with balance or motor coordination?
LH28A_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, were you or your parents ever told by a professional that you had any of the following problems? Mental or emotional problems
LH28B_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, were you or your parents ever told by a professional that you had any of the following problems? Dyslexia
LH28C_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, were you or your parents ever told by a professional that you had any of the following problems? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
LH28D_17 Question In Primary or Elementary School, were you or your parents ever told by a professional that you had any of the following problems? Other learning disorder (please specify):
LH29_17 Question Did you go to high school?
LH29A_1_17 Question When you were in high school, did you take special courses or classes to better prepare you for college?
LH29A_2_17 Question When you were in high school , did you take courses or classes that were intended to prepare you for a job after high school (also called vocational training)?
LH29A_3_17 Question When you were in high school , did you often get into trouble at school for being absent more than usual, missing classes, or being truant?
LH29A_4_17 Question When you were in high school , did you often get into trouble for disrupting classes or not concentrating?
LH30_17 Question Did you study a foreign language in high school?
LH30A_17 Question Which languages did you study in high school? [Check all that apply]
LH31A_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to learn to play a musical instrument
LH31B_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to take singing lessons or sing in a chorus or choir
LH31C_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to learn woodwork or carpentry
LH31D_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to learn a craft (e.g., knitting, quilting, embroidery)
LH31E_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to learn ballet or dance
LH31F_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to learn to paint or draw or other art
LH31G_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to participate in math or science club
LH31H_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to learn drafting or technical drawing
LH31I_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to take vocational or trade classes (e.g., auto repair, HVAC)
LH31J_17 Question In high school, did you take classes or spend time to participate in theatre, drama, or debate club
LH32_17 Question Approximately how many school clubs or organizations were you involved with during high school?
LH33_17 Question During junior/middle and high school, did you participate in organized school, intramural, or recreational sports (such as football, basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming, track and field, tennis, hockey, volleyball, gymnastics, rowing, snow sports, etc.
LH33A_17 Question In how many of your junior/middle and high school years did you participate in organized sport(s)?
LH33B_17 Question In what sports did you participate?
LH33C_1_17 Question Did you ever suffer any of the following serious injuries playing organized sports in junior/middle and high school? Head injury such as concussion
LH33C_1A_17 Question If yes, was this before age 16?
LH33C_2_17 Question Did you ever suffer any of the following serious injuries playing organized sports in junior/middle and high school? Leg, arm, shoulder or back injury
LH33C_3_17 Question Did you ever suffer any of the following serious injuries playing organized sports in junior/middle and high school? Other
LH33C_3A_17 Question If yes, please specify the injury:
LH34_17 Question After High School, did you do any further education at a college, professional, or technical school?
LH35A_17 Question Please list the names of all of the COLLEGES/COMMUNITY COLLEGES and PROFESSIONAL or TECHNICAL SCHOOLS or PROGRAMS that you attended after High School. Use one line for each different college, school, or program you attended. If you are currently attending
LH35B_17 Question Please list the names of all of the COLLEGES/COMMUNITY COLLEGES and PROFESSIONAL or TECHNICAL SCHOOLS or PROGRAMS that you attended after High School. Use one line for each different college, school, or program you attended. If you are currently attending
LH35C_17 Question Please list the names of all of the COLLEGES/COMMUNITY COLLEGES and PROFESSIONAL or TECHNICAL SCHOOLS or PROGRAMS that you attended after High School. Use one line for each different college, school, or program you attended. If you are currently attending
LH35D_17 Question Please list the names of all of the COLLEGES/COMMUNITY COLLEGES and PROFESSIONAL or TECHNICAL SCHOOLS or PROGRAMS that you attended after High School. Use one line for each different college, school, or program you attended. If you are currently attending
LH35E_17 Question Please list the names of all of the COLLEGES/COMMUNITY COLLEGES and PROFESSIONAL or TECHNICAL SCHOOLS or PROGRAMS that you attended after High School. Use one line for each different college, school, or program you attended. If you are currently attending
LH35F_17 Question Was this a public/state or private/religious school? [Check one box]
LH35G_17 Question Did you attend full or part-time? [Check one box]
LH35H_17 Question Major/Field(s) of Study
LH35I_17 Question Degree(s) or Certificates Earned
LH36_17 Question Have you ever been married?
LH36A_1_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for each of your marriages. If you have been married more than five times, please list the first five, beginning with your first marriage. Initials of Spouse
LH36A_2_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for each of your marriages. If you have been married more than five times, please list the first five, beginning with your first marriage. Gender of Spouse
LH36A_3_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for each of your marriages. If you have been married more than five times, please list the first five, beginning with your first marriage. Did you live together before marriage?
LH36A_4_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for each of your marriages. If you have been married more than five times, please list the first five, beginning with your first marriage. Year Married
LH36A_5_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for each of your marriages. If you have been married more than five times, please list the first five, beginning with your first marriage. Are you still together? If not, how did this marriage end?
LH36A_6_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for each of your marriages. If you have been married more than five times, please list the first five, beginning with your first marriage. Year Marriage Ended (If applies)
LH37_17 Question Other than your spouse(s), have you ever lived together with someone else as a couple for at least a year or more?
LH37A_1_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for the partner(s), other than your spouse(s), with whom you lived together as a couple for at least a year or more. If you had more than five partners, please list the first five. Initials of Partner
LH37A_2_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for the partner(s), other than your spouse(s), with whom you lived together as a couple for at least a year or more. If you had more than five partners, please list the first five. Gender of Partner
LH37A_3_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for the partner(s), other than your spouse(s), with whom you lived together as a couple for at least a year or more. If you had more than five partners, please list the first five. Year Began Living Tog
LH37A_4_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for the partner(s), other than your spouse(s), with whom you lived together as a couple for at least a year or more. If you had more than five partners, please list the first five. Are you still together
LH37A_5_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for the partner(s), other than your spouse(s), with whom you lived together as a couple for at least a year or more. If you had more than five partners, please list the first five. Year Relationship Ende
LH38_17 Question Since you left full-time education, have you ever done any paid work which lasted for a period of one year or more? (Paid work includes both full-time and part-time work)
LH38A_17 Question What was the reason(s) you never worked for pay for one year or more? [Check all that apply]
LH39A_17 Question Did you ever stop working at a job to stay home and care for your children?
LH39B_17 Question Did you ever cut back on the number of hours worked at a job to care for your children?
LH39C_17 Question Did you ever work longer hours to meet the added expenses of having children?
LH39D_17 Question Did you ever switch to a different job that was less demanding or more flexible to be more available to your children?
LH40A_17 Question Did your spouse or partner ever stop working at a job to stay home and care for your children?
LH40B_17 Question Did your spouse or partner ever cut back on the number of hours worked at a job to care for your children?
LH40C_17 Question Did your spouse or partner ever work longer hours to meet the added expenses of having children?
LH40D_17 Question Did your spouse or partner ever switch to a different job that was less demanding or more flexible to be more available to your children?
LH41A_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for all the places you have worked for one year or more after you finished full-time education. If you worked at more than ten places, fill out the information for the first ten places you worked. If you
LH41B_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for all the places you have worked for one year or more after you finished full-time education. If you worked at more than ten places, fill out the information for the first ten places you worked. If you
LH41C_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for all the places you have worked for one year or more after you finished full-time education. If you worked at more than ten places, fill out the information for the first ten places you worked. If you
LH41D_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for all the places you have worked for one year or more after you finished full-time education. If you worked at more than ten places, fill out the information for the first ten places you worked. If you
LH41E_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for all the places you have worked for one year or more after you finished full-time education. If you worked at more than ten places, fill out the information for the first ten places you worked. If you
LH41F_17 Question In the table below, please fill out the information for all the places you have worked for one year or more after you finished full-time education. If you worked at more than ten places, fill out the information for the first ten places you worked. If you
LH42_17 Question Which employer or business was that?
LH43_17 Question Did you work for someone else on that job, or were you self-employed or a partner in a business?
LH44_17 Question In what city and state or country did you work for this employer or business?
LH45_17 Question What was your job title? What were your most important activities or duties?
LH46_17 Question What kind of business or industry did you work in – that is, what did they make or do at the place where you worked?
LH47_17 Question How much did you earn before taxes and other deductions when you started that job?
LH48_17 Question Were you covered on that job by a union or employee-association contract?
LH49_17 Question Do you still work for this employer or business?
LH50A_17 Question The job was physically demanding.
LH50B_17 Question I had very little freedom to decide how I did my work.
LH50C_17 Question At work, I felt I had control over what happened in most situations.
LH50D_17 Question I had a lot to say about what happened on my job
LH50E_17 Question The people I worked with could be relied on when I needed help.
LH50F_17 Question I learned useful skills in this job.
LH50G_17 Question My skills were not a good match for this job.
LH50H_17 Question The job was interesting and enjoyable.
LH51_17 Question Have you ever provided unpaid care to a relative or friend with some sort of special need to help them take care of themselves for a period of 6 months or more? NOTE: Raising children without special needs does not apply here. A special need could be an i
LH51A_1_17 Question In the table below, please list the people for whom you have provided unpaid care. If you have provided unpaid care for more than five people, please list the five that you consider to be the most important. If you are currently caring for someone, please
LH51A_2_17 Question In the table below, please list the people for whom you have provided unpaid care. If you have provided unpaid care for more than five people, please list the five that you consider to be the most important. If you are currently caring for someone, please
LH51A_3_17 Question In the table below, please list the people for whom you have provided unpaid care. If you have provided unpaid care for more than five people, please list the five that you consider to be the most important. If you are currently caring for someone, please
LH51A_4_17 Question In the table below, please list the people for whom you have provided unpaid care. If you have provided unpaid care for more than five people, please list the five that you consider to be the most important. If you are currently caring for someone, please
LH52A_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Chronic breathing problems/asthma
LH52B_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Chronic hepatitis or other liver disease
LH52C_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? HIV or AIDS
LH52D_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn’s disease)
LH52E_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Kidney disease or failure
LH52F_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Meningitis or encephalitis
LH52G_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Mononucleosis (commonly referred to as mono)
LH52H_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Multiple sclerosis (commonly referred to as MS)
LH52I_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Neurological disorders (e.g., seizure, brain, or spinal cord disorders)
LH52J_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Thyroid disease
LH52K_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Rheumatoid arthritis
LH52L_17 Question Have you ever had any of the following serious conditions or diseases? Gynecological issues [Females only] (e.g., fibroids or other problems with uterus or ovaries)
LH53_17 Question Have you ever had a pregnancy (or experienced a partner’s pregnancy) that ended in a miscarriage, an induced abortion, or a stillbirth?
LH54_17 Question Have you ever had a major surgery or operation? (e.g., Caesarian section, heart surgery, hysterectomy, joint replacement, organ transplant, tumor removal, etc.)
LH55_17 Question Have you ever received any professional counseling, treatment, or therapy because of your use of alcohol or drugs?
LH56_17 Question Have you ever been involved in a major car or vehicle crash or other accident that resulted in serious injury?
LH57_17 Question After age 16, how many periods of ill health or disability (physical or mental) have you had that lasted for more than a year that kept you from doing usual activities?
LH57A_1_17 Question For each of the periods of ill health or disability, write the year the period began, what year the period ended, and the condition which accounted for the period of ill health or disability. If you marked “More than three” in Q57, refer to the three wors
LH57A_2_17 Question For each of the periods of ill health or disability, write the year the period began, what year the period ended, and the condition which accounted for the period of ill health or disability. If you marked “More than three” in Q57, refer to the three wors
LH57A_3_17 Question For each of the periods of ill health or disability, write the year the period began, what year the period ended, and the condition which accounted for the period of ill health or disability. If you marked “More than three” in Q57, refer to the three wors
LH58A_17 Question During each of the following ages, how often did you take part in or train for sports or activities that are vigorous, such as running or jogging, swimming, cycling, basketball, football, snow sports, aerobics or gym workout, or tennis? Between ages 18 an
LH58B_17 Question During each of the following ages, how often did you take part in or train for sports or activities that are vigorous, such as running or jogging, swimming, cycling, basketball, football, snow sports, aerobics or gym workout, or tennis? Between ages 30 an
LH58C_17 Question During each of the following ages, how often did you take part in or train for sports or activities that are vigorous, such as running or jogging, swimming, cycling, basketball, football, snow sports, aerobics or gym workout, or tennis? Between ages 40 an
LH59A_17 Question During each of the following ages, how often did you take part in other types of physical activities that are moderately energetic, such as walking for more than 30 minutes at a moderate pace, dancing, floor or stretching exercises? Between ages 18 and 29
LH59B_17 Question During each of the following ages, how often did you take part in other types of physical activities that are moderately energetic, such as walking for more than 30 minutes at a moderate pace, dancing, floor or stretching exercises? Between ages 30 and 39
LH59C_17 Question During each of the following ages, how often did you take part in other types of physical activities that are moderately energetic, such as walking for more than 30 minutes at a moderate pace, dancing, floor or stretching exercises? Between ages 40 and 49
LH60_17 Question Please use the space below to tell us about your most important accomplishments or the things that you are most proud of. We are very interested to read what you write.
LH61_17 Question Were the questions in this booklet answered by the person whose first name is written on the front cover? [Check one box]
LH62_17 Question Approximately, how long did it take you to complete this questionnaire?
LH63_17 Question If there is anything else you would like to tell us, please write in the space below. We appreciate your feedback.
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