B. Health Status

This module collects information about respondents' health status, including activities of daily living/instrumental activities of daily living; whether R has seen a doctor for a variety of common conditions; assessment of vision and hearing; pain; smoking; alcohol.

Start of B. Health Status
 
V301

Next I have some questions about your health. Would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?

NEXT I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. WOULD YOU SAY YOUR HEALTH IS EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR, OR POOR?
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V302

Compared with 1 year ago, would you say that your health is much better now, somewhat better now, about the same, somewhat worse, or much worse than it was then?

COMPARED WITH 1 YEAR AGO, WOULD YOU SAY THAT YOUR HEALTH IS MUCH BETTER NOW, SOMEWHAT BETTER NOW, ABOUT THE SAME, SOMEWHAT WORSE, OR MUCH WORSE THAN IT WAS THEN?
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V303

What about your emotional health--how good you feel or how stressed, anxious or depressed you feel? Is it excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?

WHAT ABOUT YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH--HOW GOOD YOU FEEL OR HOW STRESSED, ANXIOUS OR DEPRESSED YOU FEEL? IS IT EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR, OR POOR?
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V304

We are interested in how much difficulty people have with various activities because of a health or physical problem. Please look at the answer categories at the top of page one of the booklet and tell me how difficult each activity is for you. Exclude any difficulties that you expect to last less than three months. How difficult is it for you to run or jog about a mile? (Is this not at all difficult, a little difficult, somewhat difficult, very difficult, or something that you can't do at all?)

WE ARE INTERESTED IN HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY PEOPLE HAVE WITH VARIOUS ACTIVITIES BECAUSE OF A HEALTH OR PHYSICAL PROBLEM. PLEASE LOOK AT THE ANSWER CATEGORIES AT THE TOP OF PAGE ONE OF THE BOOKLET AND TELL ME HOW DIFFICULT EACH ACTIVITY IS FOR YOU. EXCLUDE ANY DIFFICULTIES THAT YOU EXPECT TO LAST LESS THAN THREE MONTHS. HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO RUN OR JOG ABOUT A MILE? (IS THIS NOT AT ALL DIFFICULT, A LITTLE DIFFICULT, SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT, VERY DIFFICULT, OR SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T DO AT ALL?)
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If We are interested in how much difficulty people have with various activities because of a health or physical problem. Please look at the answer categories at the top of page one of the booklet and tell me how difficult each activity is for you. Exclude any difficulties that you expect to last less than three months. How difficult is it for you to run or jog about a mile? (Is this not at all difficult, a little difficult, somewhat difficult, very difficult, or something that you can't do at all?) = 1 »
 
   
 
V305

How difficult is it for you to walk several blocks?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO WALK SEVERAL BLOCKS?
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If How difficult is it for you to walk several blocks? != 1 »
 
     
   
V306

How difficult is it for you to walk one block?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO WALK ONE BLOCK?
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V307

How difficult is it for you to walk across a room?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO WALK ACROSS A ROOM?
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V308

How difficult is it for you to sit for about 2 hours?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO SIT FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS?
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V309

How difficult is it for you to get up from a chair after sitting for long periods?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO GET UP FROM A CHAIR AFTER SITTING FOR LONG PERIODS?
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V310

How difficult is it for you to get in and out of bed without help?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO GET IN AND OUT OF BED WITHOUT HELP?
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V311

How difficult is it for you to climb several flights of stairs without resting?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO CLIMB SEVERAL FLIGHTS OF STAIRS WITHOUT RESTING?
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If How difficult is it for you to climb several flights of stairs without resting? != 1 »
 
   
 
V312

How difficult is it for you to climb one flight of stairs without resting?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO CLIMB ONE FLIGHT OF STAIRS WITHOUT RESTING?
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V313

How difficult is it for you to lift or carry weights over 10 pounds, like a heavy bag of groceries?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO LIFT OR CARRY WEIGHTS OVER 10 POUNDS, LIKE A HEAVY BAG OF GROCERIES?
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V314

How difficult is it for you to stoop, kneel, or crouch?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO STOOP, KNEEL, OR CROUCH?
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V315

How difficult is it for you to pick up a dime from a table?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO PICK UP A DIME FROM A TABLE?
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V316

How difficult is it for you to bathe or shower without help?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO BATHE OR SHOWER WITHOUT HELP?
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V317

How difficult is it for you to reach or extend your arms above shoulder level?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO REACH OR EXTEND YOUR ARMS ABOVE SHOULDER LEVEL?
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V318

How difficult is it for you to pull or push large objects like a living room chair?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO PULL OR PUSH LARGE OBJECTS LIKE A LIVING ROOM CHAIR?
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V319

How difficult is it for you to eat without help?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO EAT WITHOUT HELP?
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V320

How difficult is it for you to dress without help?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO DRESS WITHOUT HELP?
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V321

Here are some other activities that people may have difficulty with. How difficult is it for you to use a map to figure out how to get around in a strange place?

HERE ARE SOME OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY WITH. HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO USE A MAP TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET AROUND IN A STRANGE PLACE?
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V322

How difficult is it for you to use a microwave oven after reading the instructions?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO USE A MICROWAVE OVEN AFTER READING THE INSTRUCTIONS?
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V323

How difficult is it for you to use a calculator to help balance your checkbook?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO USE A CALCULATOR TO HELP BALANCE YOUR CHECKBOOK?
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V324

How difficult is it for you to use a computer or wordprocessor?

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO USE A COMPUTER OR WORDPROCESSOR?
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V325

Now, not using the booklet, has a doctor ever told you that you have high blood pressure or hypertension?

NOW, NOT USING THE BOOKLET, HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR HYPERTENSION?
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If Now, not using the booklet, has a doctor ever told you that you have high blood pressure or hypertension? = 1 »
 
   
 
V326

Are you taking medication for your blood pressure now?

ARE YOU TAKING MEDICATION FOR YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE NOW?
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V327

Do you have high blood pressure or hypertension at the present time?

DO YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR HYPERTENSION AT THE PRESENT TIME?
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V328

(Has a doctor ever told you that you have) Diabetes or high blood sugar?

(HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAVE) DIABETES OR HIGH BLOOD SUGAR?
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If (Has a doctor ever told you that you have) Diabetes or high blood sugar? = 1 »
 
   
 
V329

In what year was that first diagnosed?

IN WHAT YEAR WAS THAT FIRST DIAGNOSED?
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V330

Have you ever been hospitalized because of your diabetes or high blood sugar?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN HOSPITALIZED BECAUSE OF YOUR DIABETES OR HIGH BLOOD SUGAR?
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V331

Do you have diabetes now?

DO YOU HAVE DIABETES NOW?
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V332

During the last 12 months, have you seen a doctor for your diabetes?

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, HAVE YOU SEEN A DOCTOR FOR YOUR DIABETES?
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V333

Are you now using any of the following to treat or control your diabetes? A special diet?

ARE YOU NOW USING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO TREAT OR CONTROL YOUR DIABETES? A SPECIAL DIET?
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V334

Are you now using any of the following to treat or control your diabetes? Weight loss?

ARE YOU NOW USING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO TREAT OR CONTROL YOUR DIABETES? WEIGHT LOSS?
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V335

Are you now using any of the following to treat or control your diabetes? Medication that you swallow?

ARE YOU NOW USING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO TREAT OR CONTROL YOUR DIABETES? MEDICATION THAT YOU SWALLOW?
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V336

Are you now using any of the following to treat or control your diabetes? Insulin injection?

ARE YOU NOW USING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO TREAT OR CONTROL YOUR DIABETES? INSULIN INJECTION?
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V337

(Has a doctor ever told you that you have) Cancer or a malignant tumor of any kind except skin cancer?

(HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAVE) CANCER OR A MALIGNANT TUMOR OF ANY KIND EXCEPT SKIN CANCER?
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If (Has a doctor ever told you that you have) Cancer or a malignant tumor of any kind except skin cancer? = 1 »
 
   
 
V338

How many such cancers have you had?

HOW MANY SUCH CANCERS HAVE YOU HAD?
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V339

In what year was your (most recent/next most recent) cancer diagnosed? [NOTE: V339 is used for the first type of cancer and and V346 for the second type, if present]

IN WHAT YEAR WAS YOUR (MOST RECENT/NEXT MOST RECENT) CANCER DIAGNOSED?
[NOTE: V339 IS USED FOR THE FIRST TYPE OF CANCER AND AND V346 FOR THE SECOND TYPE, IF PRESENT]
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V340

In which organ or part of your body did this cancer occur?

IN WHICH ORGAN OR PART OF YOUR BODY DID THIS CANCER OCCUR?
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V341

During the last 12 months, have you seen a doctor about this cancer? [NOTE: V341 is used for the first type of cancer and and V348 for the second type, if present]

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, HAVE YOU SEEN A DOCTOR ABOUT THIS CANCER? [NOTE: V341 IS USED FOR THE FIRST TYPE OF CANCER AND AND V348 FOR THE SECOND TYPE, IF PRESENT]
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V401

Not including asthma, has a doctor ever told you that you have chronic lung disease such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema?

NOT INCLUDING ASTHMA, HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAVE CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE SUCH AS CHRONIC BRONCHITIS OR EMPHYSEMA?
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If Not including asthma, has a doctor ever told you that you have chronic lung disease such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema? = 1 »
 
   
 
V402

Are you taking medication or other treatments for your lung condition?

ARE YOU TAKING MEDICATION OR OTHER TREATMENTS FOR YOUR LUNG CONDITION?
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V403

Are you sometimes short of breath because of your lung condition?

ARE YOU SOMETIMES SHORT OF BREATH BECAUSE OF YOUR LUNG CONDITION?
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V404

Do you sometimes have wheezing or persistent cough, or bring up phlegm because of your lung condition?

DO YOU SOMETIMES HAVE WHEEZING OR PERSISTENT COUGH, OR BRING UP PHLEGM BECAUSE OF YOUR LUNG CONDITION?
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V405

Does your condition limit your usual activities such as household chores or going to work?

DOES YOUR CONDITION LIMIT YOUR USUAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD CHORES OR GOING TO WORK?
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V406

(Has a doctor ever told you that you had) A heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina, congestive heart failure, or other heart problems?

(HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAD) A HEART ATTACK, CORONARY HEART DISEASE, ANGINA, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE, OR OTHER HEART PROBLEMS?
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If (Has a doctor ever told you that you had) A heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina, congestive heart failure, or other heart problems? = 1 »
 
   
 
V407

Did you have a heart attack or myocardial infarction?

DID YOU HAVE A HEART ATTACK OR MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION?
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V408

In what year did you have your (last) heart attack or myocardial infarction?

IN WHAT YEAR DID YOU HAVE YOUR (LAST) HEART ATTACK OR MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION?
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V409

Do you currently have any angina or chest pains due to your heart?

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ANY ANGINA OR CHEST PAINS DUE TO YOUR HEART?
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If Do you currently have any angina or chest pains due to your heart? = 1 »
 
   
 
V410

Are you taking or carrying any medications because of your chest pain?

ARE YOU TAKING OR CARRYING ANY MEDICATIONS BECAUSE OF YOUR CHEST PAIN?
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V411

Has a doctor ever told you that you have congestive heart failure?

HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAVE CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE?
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If Has a doctor ever told you that you have congestive heart failure? = 1 »
 
   
 
V412

Are you taking any medications for this?

ARE YOU TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS FOR THIS?
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V413

Does your congestive heart failure sometimes cause you to be weak or short of breath?

DOES YOUR CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE SOMETIMES CAUSE YOU TO BE WEAK OR SHORT OF BREATH?
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V414

During the last 12 months, have you seen a doctor for any of your heart problems?

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, HAVE YOU SEEN A DOCTOR FOR ANY OF YOUR HEART PROBLEMS?
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V415

Have you ever had a special test or treatment of your heart where tubes were inserted into your veins or arteries (cardiac catheterization, coronary angiogram or angioplasty)?

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SPECIAL TEST OR TREATMENT OF YOUR HEART WHERE TUBES WERE INSERTED INTO YOUR VEINS OR ARTERIES (CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION, CORONARY ANGIOGRAM OR ANGIOPLASTY)?
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V416

Have you ever had surgery on your heart?

HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY ON YOUR HEART?
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V417

Has a doctor ever told you that you had a stroke?

HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAD A STROKE?
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If Has a doctor ever told you that you had a stroke? = 1 »
 
   
 
V418

In what year did you last have a stroke?

IN WHAT YEAR DID YOU LAST HAVE A STROKE?
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V419

Do you still have any remaining health problems because of your stroke, such as muscle weakness or difficulty speaking?

DO YOU STILL HAVE ANY REMAINING HEALTH PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF YOUR STROKE, SUCH AS MUSCLE WEAKNESS OR DIFFICULTY SPEAKING?
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V420

During the last 12 months, have you seen a doctor because of your stroke?

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, HAVE YOU SEEN A DOCTOR BECAUSE OF YOUR STROKE?
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V421

Are you taking any medications because of your stroke and its complications?

ARE YOU TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS BECAUSE OF YOUR STROKE AND ITS COMPLICATIONS?
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V422

(Has a doctor ever told you that you had) Emotional, nervous, or psychiatric problems?

(HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAD) EMOTIONAL, NERVOUS, OR PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS?
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V423

During the last 12 months, have you had any emotional, nervous, or psychiatric problems?

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, HAVE YOU HAD ANY EMOTIONAL, NERVOUS, OR PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS?
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If During the last 12 months, have you had any emotional, nervous, or psychiatric problems? = 1 »
 
   
 
V424

Do you now get psychiatric or psychological treatment for your problems?

DO YOU NOW GET PSYCHIATRIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT FOR YOUR PROBLEMS?
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V425

Do you now use tranquilizers, antidepressants, or pills for nerves?

DO YOU NOW USE TRANQUILIZERS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, OR PILLS FOR NERVES?
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V426

Have you ever had, or has a doctor ever told you that you have, arthritis or rheumatism?

HAVE YOU EVER HAD, OR HAS A DOCTOR EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAVE, ARTHRITIS OR RHEUMATISM?
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If Have you ever had, or has a doctor ever told you that you have, arthritis or rheumatism? = 1 »
 
   
 
V427

Do you sometimes have pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints?

DO YOU SOMETIMES HAVE PAIN, STIFFNESS, OR SWELLING IN YOUR JOINTS?
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V428

Are you currently taking any medication or other treatments for your arthritis or rheumatism?

ARE YOU CURRENTLY TAKING ANY MEDICATION OR OTHER TREATMENTS FOR YOUR ARTHRITIS OR RHEUMATISM?
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V429

During the last 12 months, have you seen a doctor specifically for your arthritis or rheumatism?

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, HAVE YOU SEEN A DOCTOR SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR ARTHRITIS OR RHEUMATISM?
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V437

Have you had a fracture or broken bone since you were 45 years old?

HAVE YOU HAD A FRACTURE OR BROKEN BONE SINCE YOU WERE 45 YEARS OLD?
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If Have you had a fracture or broken bone since you were 45 years old? = 1 »
 
   
 
V438

In what year did you last break a bone?

IN WHAT YEAR DID YOU LAST BREAK A BONE?
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V439

Have you ever been unconscious due to a head injury?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN UNCONSCIOUS DUE TO A HEAD INJURY?
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V440

Are you often troubled with pain?

ARE YOU OFTEN TROUBLED WITH PAIN?
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If Are you often troubled with pain? = 1 »
 
   
 
V441

When the pain is at its worst, is it mild, moderate, or severe?

WHEN THE PAIN IS AT ITS WORST, IS IT MILD, MODERATE, OR SEVERE?
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If When the pain is at its worst, is it mild, moderate, or severe? = 2 or Are you often troubled with pain? = 3 »
 
     
   
V442

How bad is the pain most of the time: mild, moderate or severe?

HOW BAD IS THE PAIN MOST OF THE TIME: MILD, MODERATE OR SEVERE?
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V443

Does the pain make it difficult for you to do normal work?

DOES THE PAIN MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO DO NORMAL WORK?
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V444

Is any of the pain in your lower back?

IS ANY OF THE PAIN IN YOUR LOWER BACK?
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If Is any of the pain in your lower back? = 1 »
 
     
   
V445

Does your back pain ever get severe enough for you to miss work?

DOES YOUR BACK PAIN EVER GET SEVERE ENOUGH FOR YOU TO MISS WORK?
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V446

Is your back pain due to a slipped disk, is it due to arthritis, or is it due to some other condition?

IS YOUR BACK PAIN DUE TO A SLIPPED DISK, IS IT DUE TO ARTHRITIS, OR IS IT DUE TO SOME OTHER CONDITION?
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V447

Do you usually spend more than 10 minutes a day on your own health problems or conditions, such as preparing and taking medicines, applying treatments, taking care of surgical problems or doing any kind of rehabilitation?

DO YOU USUALLY SPEND MORE THAN 10 MINUTES A DAY ON YOUR OWN HEALTH PROBLEMS OR CONDITIONS, SUCH AS PREPARING AND TAKING MEDICINES, APPLYING TREATMENTS, TAKING CARE OF SURGICAL PROBLEMS OR DOING ANY KIND OF REHABILITATION?
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If Do you usually spend more than 10 minutes a day on your own health problems or conditions, such as preparing and taking medicines, applying treatments, taking care of surgical problems or doing any kind of rehabilitation? = 1 »
 
   
 
V448

On average, how many minutes a day do you spend on this? [NOTE: 480 mins = 8 hrs]

ON AVERAGE, HOW MANY MINUTES A DAY DO YOU SPEND ON THIS? [NOTE: 480 MINS = 8 HRS]
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V449

Do you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses?

DO YOU WEAR EYEGLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES?
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V450

(With your glasses) Is your eyesight excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?

(WITH YOUR GLASSES) IS YOUR EYESIGHT EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR, OR POOR?
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V451

Do you wear a hearing aid?

DO YOU WEAR A HEARING AID?
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If Do you wear a hearing aid? = 1 »
 
   
 
V452

How often do you usually wear a hearing aid these days -- almost always, often, sometimes, or almost never?

HOW OFTEN DO YOU USUALLY WEAR A HEARING AID THESE DAYS -- ALMOST ALWAYS, OFTEN, SOMETIMES, OR ALMOST NEVER?
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V453

(Using your hearing aid) Is your hearing excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?

(USING YOUR HEARING AID) IS YOUR HEARING EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR, OR POOR?
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V501

Ever smoked cigarettes

HAVE YOU EVER SMOKED CIGARETTES? [NOTE: BY SMOKING WE MEAN MORE THAN 100 CIGARETTES IN R'S LIFETIME; DO NOT INCLUDE PIPES OR CIGARS.]
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If Ever smoked cigarettes = 1 »
 
   
 
V502

Do you smoke cigarettes now?

DO YOU SMOKE CIGARETTES NOW?
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If Do you smoke cigarettes now? = 1 »
 
     
   
V503

About how many cigarettes or packs do you usually smoke in a day now?

ABOUT HOW MANY CIGARETTES OR PACKS DO YOU USUALLY SMOKE IN A DAY NOW?
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V504

About how many years ago did you stop smoking?

ABOUT HOW MANY YEARS AGO DID YOU STOP SMOKING?
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V505

When you were smoking the most, about how many cigarettes or packs did you usually smoke in a day? [NOTE: Accept a range]

WHEN YOU WERE SMOKING THE MOST, ABOUT HOW MANY CIGARETTES OR PACKS DID YOU USUALLY SMOKE IN A DAY? [NOTE: ACCEPT A RANGE]
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V506

Do you ever drink any alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, or liquor?

DO YOU EVER DRINK ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES SUCH AS BEER, WINE, OR LIQUOR?
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If Do you ever drink any alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, or liquor? = 1 »
 
   
 
V507

In general, do you have less than one drink a day, one to two drinks a day, three or four drinks a day, or five or more drinks a day?

IN GENERAL, DO YOU HAVE LESS THAN ONE DRINK A DAY, ONE TO TWO DRINKS A DAY, THREE OR FOUR DRINKS A DAY, OR FIVE OR MORE DRINKS A DAY?
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V508

Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?

HAVE YOU EVER FELT YOU SHOULD CUT DOWN ON YOUR DRINKING?
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V509

Have people ever annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?

HAVE PEOPLE EVER ANNOYED YOU BY CRITICIZING YOUR DRINKING?
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V510

Have you ever felt bad or guilty about drinking?

HAVE YOU EVER FELT BAD OR GUILTY ABOUT DRINKING?
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V511

Have you ever taken a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?

HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN A DRINK FIRST THING IN THE MORNING TO STEADY YOUR NERVES OR GET RID OF A HANGOVER?
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V512

The next few questions are about exercise. Looking at the answer categories at the bottom of page 1, how often do you participate in light physical activity--such as walking, dancing, gardening, golfing, bowling, etc.? (Would you say 3 or more times a week, 1 or 2 times a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than once a month, or never?)

THE NEXT FEW QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT EXERCISE. LOOKING AT THE ANSWER CATEGORIES AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 1, HOW OFTEN DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LIGHT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY--SUCH AS WALKING, DANCING, GARDENING, GOLFING, BOWLING, ETC.? (WOULD YOU SAY 3 OR MORE TIMES A WEEK, 1 OR 2 TIMES A WEEK, 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH, LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH, OR NEVER?)
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V513

How often do you participate in vigorous physical exercise or sports -- such as aerobics, running, swimming, or bicycling? (Would you say 3 or more times a week, 1 or 2 times a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than once a month, or never?)

HOW OFTEN DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN VIGOROUS PHYSICAL EXERCISE OR SPORTS -- SUCH AS AEROBICS, RUNNING, SWIMMING, OR BICYCLING? (WOULD YOU SAY 3 OR MORE TIMES A WEEK, 1 OR 2 TIMES A WEEK, 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH, LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH, OR NEVER?)
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V514

How often do you do heavy housework like scrubbing floors or washing windows?

HOW OFTEN DO YOU DO HEAVY HOUSEWORK LIKE SCRUBBING FLOORS OR WASHING WINDOWS?
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V515

(Not using the booklet,) About how much do you weigh?

(NOT USING THE BOOKLET,) ABOUT HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?
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V516

How much did you weigh a year ago?

HOW MUCH DID YOU WEIGH A YEAR AGO?
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V517
 
V519

During the past week, I felt depressed. (All or almost all of the time, most of the time, some of the time, or none or almost none of the time?)

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I FELT DEPRESSED. (ALL OR ALMOST ALL OF THE TIME, MOST OF THE TIME, SOME OF THE TIME, OR NONE OR ALMOST NONE OF THE TIME?)
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V520

During the past week, I felt that everything I did was an effort.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I FELT THAT EVERYTHING I DID WAS AN EFFORT.
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V521

During the past week, my sleep was restless.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, MY SLEEP WAS RESTLESS.
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V522

During the past week, I was happy.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I WAS HAPPY.
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V523

During the past week, I felt lonely.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I FELT LONELY.
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V524

During the past week, I felt people were unfriendly.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I FELT PEOPLE WERE UNFRIENDLY.
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V525

During the past week, I enjoyed life.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I ENJOYED LIFE.
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V526

During the past week, I felt sad.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I FELT SAD.
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V527

During the past week, I felt that people disliked me.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I FELT THAT PEOPLE DISLIKED ME.
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V528

During the past week, I could not 'get going.'

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I COULD NOT 'GET GOING.'
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V529

During the past week, I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I DID NOT FEEL LIKE EATING; MY APPETITE WAS POOR.
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V530

During the past week, I had a lot of energy.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I HAD A LOT OF ENERGY.
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V531

During the past week, I felt tired.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I FELT TIRED.
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V532

During the past week, I felt really rested when I woke up in the morning.

DURING THE PAST WEEK, I FELT REALLY RESTED WHEN I WOKE UP IN THE MORNING.
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V533

During the last 12 months, since (MONTH) of 1991, have you been a patient in a hospital overnight?

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, SINCE (MONTH) OF 1991, HAVE YOU BEEN A PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT?
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If During the last 12 months, since (MONTH) of 1991, have you been a patient in a hospital overnight? = 1 »
 
   
 
V534

How many times were you a patient in a hospital overnight? [NOTE: 'Times' means separate occasions.]

HOW MANY TIMES WERE YOU A PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT? [NOTE: 'TIMES' MEANS SEPARATE OCCASIONS.]
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V535

Altogether, how many nights were you a patient in a hospital in the last 12 months?

ALTOGETHER, HOW MANY NIGHTS WERE YOU A PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS?
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V536

During the last 12 months, have you been a patient in a nursing home overnight?

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, HAVE YOU BEEN A PATIENT IN A NURSING HOME OVERNIGHT?
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V537

How many times were you a patient in a nursing home overnight?

HOW MANY TIMES WERE YOU A PATIENT IN A NURSING HOME OVERNIGHT?
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V538

Altogether, how many nights were you a patient in a nursing home in the last 12 months?

ALTOGETHER, HOW MANY NIGHTS WERE YOU A PATIENT IN A NURSING HOME IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS?
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V539

(Not counting overnight hospital or nursing home stays) During the last 12 months, since (MONTH) of 1991, how many times have you seen or talked to a medical doctor about your health, including emergency room or clinic visits? [NOTE: Doctors include specialists such as Dermatologists, psychiatrists, and opthamogologists, as well as general practitioners and osteopaths.]

(NOT COUNTING OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL OR NURSING HOME STAYS) DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, SINCE (MONTH) OF 1991, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN OR TALKED TO A MEDICAL DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, INCLUDING EMERGENCY ROOM OR CLINIC VISITS? [NOTE: DOCTORS INCLUDE SPECIALISTS SUCH AS DERMATOLOGISTS, PSYCHIATRISTS, AND OPTHAMOGOLOGISTS, AS WELL AS GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND OSTEOPATHS.]
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V540

(Aside from any hospital or nursing home stays) How many days did you stay in bed more than half the day because of illness or injury during the last 12 months?

(ASIDE FROM ANY HOSPITAL OR NURSING HOME STAYS) HOW MANY DAYS DID YOU STAY IN BED MORE THAN HALF THE DAY BECAUSE OF ILLNESS OR INJURY DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS?
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V541

During the last 12 months, [since (MONTH) of 1991], did you require any professional nursing care in your own home?

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, [SINCE (MONTH) OF 1991], DID YOU REQUIRE ANY PROFESSIONAL NURSING CARE IN YOUR OWN HOME?
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V542

On how many days in the last 12 months did you have home nursing care?

ON HOW MANY DAYS IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS DID YOU HAVE HOME NURSING CARE?
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End of B. Health Status