EX. Experimental Modules

This module contains information about physical activities, nutrition, depression, MMSE test, mobility, saving tendency, social support and assistance received.

Label Type Description
HHID System generated HRS Household Identifier
W2SUBHH System generated HRS Wave 2 Sub-Household Identifier
PN System generated HRS Person Number
0-1 Question Please tell me how often you do light physical activity--such as walking, dancing, gardening, golfing, or bowling? [TIMES/FREQUENCY] Code number of times; use in conjunction with W9202
0-1-V1 Question Please tell me how often you do light physical activity--such as walking, dancing, gardening, golfing, or bowling? [PER/UNIT] Code PER; use in conjunction with W9201
0-1A Question What kind of light physical activity do you do most often? W9203 is first type W9204 is second type
0-1B Question Each time you [FILL FROM 0-1a], about how long do you spend doing it? [FREQUENCY] Use this variable in conjunction with W9206
0-1B-V1 Question Each time you [FILL FROM 0-1a], about how long do you spend doing it? [UNIT] Use this variable in conjunction with W9205
0-2 Question What was your weight at age 18?
0-3A Question Please tell me how often during the past three months you have consumed each item, either by itself or as part of mixed dishes. About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink poultry, such as chicken or turkey?
0-3B Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink beef, pork, or lamb?
0-3C Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink processed meats, such as frankfurters or luncheon meats?
0-3D Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink fish or shellfish?
0-3E Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink lowfat milk?
0-3F Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink whole milk?
0-3G Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink other dairy products, such as yogurt or cheese?
0-3H Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink eggs?
0-3J Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink sweet baked goods, such as cookies or sweet rolls?
0-3K Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink breads?
0-3M Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink rice and other grains, such as barley or oats?
0-3N Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink pasta, such as spaghetti or noodles?
0-3P Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink pizza?
0-3Q Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink potatoes?
0-3R Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink fortified breakfast cerealsthe ones with added vitamins or minerals?
0-3S Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink other breakfast cereals?
0-3T Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink peas, beans, or other legumes?
0-3U Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink other vegetables?
0-3V Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink fruits or fruit juices?
0-3W Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink butter, margarine, mayonnaise, or salad dressing?
0-3X Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink candy?
0-3Y Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink soft drinks sweetened with sugar?
0-3Z Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink coffee or tea?
0-3AA Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink alcohol, including liquor, beer, and wine? Use these variables in conjunction with their following "PER" counterparts. FREQUENCY
0-3A-V1 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink poultry, such as chicken or turkey?
0-3B-V2 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink beef, pork, or lamb?
0-3C-V3 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink processed meats, such as frankfurters or luncheon meats?
0-3D-V4 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink fish or shellfish?
0-3E-V5 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink lowfat milk?
0-3F-V6 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink whole milk?
0-3G-V7 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink other dairy products, such as yogurt or cheese?
0-3H-V8 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink eggs?
0-3J-V9 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink sweet baked goods, such as cookies or sweet rolls?
0-3K-V10 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink breads?
0-3M-V11 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink rice and other grains, such as barley or oats?
0-3N-V12 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink pasta, such as spaghetti or noodles?
0-3P-V13 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink pizza?
0-3Q-V14 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink potatoes?
0-3R-V15 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink fortified breakfast cerealsthe ones with added vitamins or minerals?
0-3S-V16 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink other breakfast cereals?
0-3T-V17 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink peas, beans, or other legumes?
0-3U-V18 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink other vegetables?
0-3V-V19 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink fruits or fruit juices?
0-3W-V20 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink butter, margarine, mayonnaise, or salad dressing?
0-3X-V21 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink candy?
0-3Y-V22 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink soft drinks sweetened with sugar?
0-3Z-V23 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink coffee or tea?
0-3AA-V24 Question About how often (during the last three months) did you eat/drink alcohol, including liquor, beer, and wine? Use these variables with their preceding "FREQUENCY" counterparts. PER
B44A Question Please tell me how often you have experienced the following feelings during the past week. I felt depressed.
B44B Question I felt that everything I did was an effort (in the last week).
B44C Question My sleep was restless (in the last week).
B44D Question I was happy (in the last week).
B44E Question I felt lonely (in the last week).
B44F Question I felt people were unfriendly (in the last week).
B44G Question I enjoyed life (in the last week).
B44H Question I felt sad (in the last week).
B44J Question I felt that people disliked me (in the last week).
B44K Question I could not "get going." (in the last week)
B44M Question I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor (in the last week).
B44N Question I had a lot of energy (in the last week).
B44P Question I felt tired (in the last week).
B44Q Question I felt really rested when I woke up in the morning (in the last week).
L5A Question In what way are these alike: an orange and a banana?
L5B Question In what way are these alike: a table and a chair?
L5C Question In what way are these alike: an eye and an ear?
L5D Question In what way are these alike: an egg and a seed?
L5E Question In what way are these alike: air and water?
L5F Question In what way are these alike: a fly and a tree?
L5G Question In what way are these alike: praise and punishment? 0 No credit 1 Partial credit 2 Full credit 9. Refused, RF; Not ascertained, NA; RF or NA on three consecutive prior questions
B4A Question How difficult is it for you to run or jog about a mile? (Exclude any difficulties that you expect to last less than three months.)
B4B Question How difficult is it for you to walk several blocks?
B4C Question How difficult is it for you to walk one block?
B4D Question How difficult is it for you to walk across a room?
B4E Question How difficult is it for you to sit for about 2 hours?
B4F Question How difficult is it for you to get up from a chair after sitting for long periods?
B4G Question How difficult is it for you to get in and out of bed without help?
B4H Question How difficult is it for you to to climb several flights of stairs without resting?
B4J Question How difficult is it for you to climb one flight of stairs without resting?
B4K Question How difficult is it for you to lift or carry weights over 10 pounds, like a heavy bag of groceries?
B4M Question How difficult is it for you to to stoop, kneel, or crouch?
B4N Question How difficult is it for you to pick up a dime from a table?
B4P Question How difficult is it for you to bathe or shower without help?
B4Q Question How difficult is it for you to reach or extend your arms above shoulder level?
B4R Question How difficult is it for you to pull or push large objects like a living room chair?
B4S Question How difficult is it for you to eat without help?
B4T Question How difficult is it for you to dress without help?
W9294 System generated Checkpoint. Single/partnered?
T1 Question Does your (husband/wife/partner) currently work for pay?
T1A Question Please remind me, are you currently doing any work for pay?
T1B Question Checkpoint: Combined marital/partner status and work status
T2A Question Suppose you won a sweepstakes that will pay you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] an amount equal to your current family income every year for as long as you [or your (husband/wife/partner)] live. We'd like to know what effect the sweepstakes money would have on your life. Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] increase your spending now?
T2B Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] increase your saving now?
T2C Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] give some of the money to relatives?
T2D Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] give some of the money to others?
T3A Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to increase your spending now?
T3B Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to increase your saving now?
T3C Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to give some of the money to relatives?
T3D Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to give some of the money to others?
T4A Question Would [you/your (husband/ wife/partner)] quit work entirely?
T4B Question Would [you/your (husband/ wife/partner)] work fewer hours?
T4B1 Question How many fewer hours?
T4C Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] look for a lower paid, but more pleasant job?
T5A Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] increase your spending now?
T5B Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] increase your saving now so you could retire earlier?
T5C Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] increase your regular saving?
T5D Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] give some of the money to relatives?
T5E Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] give some of the money to others?
T6A Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] increase your spending now?
T6B Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] increase your saving now so you could retire earlier?
T6C Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] increase your regular saving?
T6D Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] give some of the money to relatives?
T6E Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] give some of the money to others?
T8 Question Suppose you won a sweepstakes that will pay you [and your (husband/wife/partner)] an amount equal to your current family income every year for as long as you [or your (husband/wife/partner)] live. Would you or your (husband/wife/partner) quit work entirely?
T8A Question Who would do that?
T9 Question Would your (husband/wife/partner) work fewer hours?
T9A Question How many fewer hours per week would (he/she) work?
T10 Question Would you work fewer hours?
T10A Question How many fewer hours per week would you work?
T11 Question Would you or your (husband/wife/partner) work fewer hours?
T11A Question Who would do that?
T11B/D Question How many fewer hours per week would you work?
T11C/E Question How many fewer hours per week would (he/she) work?
T12 Question Would your (husband/wife/partner) look for a lower paid, but more pleasant job?
T13 Question Would you look for a lower paid, but more pleasant job?
T14 Question Would you or your (husband/wife/partner) look for a lower paid, but more pleasant job?
T14A Question Who would do that?
T15A Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you increase your spending now?
T15B Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you increase your saving now so you could retire earlier?
T15C Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you increase your regular saving?
T15D Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you give some of the money to relatives?
T15E Question Since your family income would now be higher than before, would you give some of the money to others?
T16A Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to increase your spending now?
T16B Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to increase your saving now so you could retire earlier?
T16C Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to increase your regular saving?
T16D Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to give some of the money to relatives?
T16E Question Thinking of the additional family income as 100 percent, about what proportion of that additional income would you use to give some of the money to others?
5-1 Question Now I have another kind of question. Suppose that you are the only income earner in the family, and you have a good job guaranteed to give you your current (family) income every year for life. You are given the opportunity to take a new and equally good job, with a 50-50 chance it will double your (family) income and a 50-50 chance that it will cut your (family) income by a third. Would you take the new job?
5-1A Question Suppose the chances were 50-50 that it would double your (family) income, and 50-50 that it would cut it in half. Would you still take the new job?
5-1B Question Suppose the chances were 50-50 that it would double your (family) income and 50-50 that it would cut it by 20 percent. Would you then take the new job?
5-1C Question Suppose the chances were 50-50 that it would double your (family) income and 50-50 that it would cut it by 10 percent. Would you then take the new job?
5-1D Question Suppose the chances were 50-50 that it would double your family income and 50-50 that it would cut it by 75 percent, would you still take the new job?
6-1 Question Please remind me, are you currently married or living with someone?
6-1A Question Taking all things together, how much is your (husband/wife/partner) interested in the way you feel about things?
6-1B Question How much can you open up to (him/her) if you need to talk about your worries?
6-1C Question How much can you relax and be yourself around (him/her)?
6-1D Question Please tell me how often the following things happen. How often does your (husband/wife/partner) make too many demands on you?
6-1E Question How often does (he/she) criticize you?
6-1F Question How often does (he/she) let you down when you are counting on (him/her)?
6-2 Question The next few questions are about your friends. In a typical week, about how many times do you talk with friends either in person or on the phone?
6-3 Question About how many of your friends do you feel close to?
6-3A Question Thinking about your closest friend(s), how much (is that person/are they) interested in the way you feel about things?
6-3B Question How much can you open up to (that person/them) if you need to talk about your worries?
6-3C Question How much can you relax and be yourself around (that person/them)?
6-3D Question How often (does your close friend/do your close friends) make too many demands on you?
6-3E Question How often (does that person/do they) criticize you?
6-3F Question How often (does that person/do they) let you down when you are counting on them?
6-4 Question Please remind me, are you currently working for pay?
6-3-V1 Question Thinking of the people you work with, I have some questions that apply to the ones you feel closest to. About how many people is that?
6-3A-V2 Question Taking everything into consideration, how much (is that person/are they) interested in the way you feel about things?
6-3B-V3 Question How much can you open up to (that person/them) if you need to talk about your worries?
6-3C-V4 Question How much can you relax and be yourself around (that person/them)?
6-3D-V5 Question How often (does the co-worker/do the co-workers make too many demands on you?
6-3E-V6 Question How often (does that person/do they) criticize you?
6-3F-V7 Question How often (does that person/do they) let you down when you are counting on them?
6-6 Question I'd now like you to think about family, friends, and people you work with whom you could call on for help or advice if you needed it. About how many people is that?
6-6A Question Most likely relation (Ask for advice)
6-6A-V1 Question Next most likely relation (Ask for advice)
6-6A-V2 Question Third most likely relation (Ask for advice)
6-6B Question Is this person a co-worker? (Most likely relation)
6-6B-V1 Question Is this person a co-worker? (Next most likely relation)
6-6B-V2 Question Is this person a co-worker? (Third most likely relation)
7-1 Question Please remind me, do you [and your (husband/wife/ partner)] have any children?
7-2A Question Helping children when they start their own households.
7-2B Question Leaving a significant estate for grown children.
7-2C Question Making sure that children get a good education.
7-3 Question Other than contributions toward education expenses, have you ever given substantial gifts to your grown children?
7-3A Question About how much altogether do these gifts amount to?
8-1 Question Have any children, other relatives, or friends spent a total of 50 or more hours in the past 12 months helping you [or your (husband/wife/partner)] with basic personal needs like dressing, eating, and bathing?
8-1A Question ASK IF R HAS SPOUSE/PARTNER: Which of you was given such assistance?
8-1B Question Who helped you? [1st helper]
8-1B-V1 Question Who helped you? [2nd helper]
8-1B-V2 Question Who helped your (husband/wife/partner)? [1st helper]
8-1B-V3 Question Who helped your (husband/wife/partner)? [2nd helper] Relation to R (See HRS MASTER CODES: Relationship Codes)
8-1D Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving you such assistance? [1st helper]
8-1D-V1 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving you such assistance? [2nd helper]
8-1D-V2 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving your (husband/wife/partner) such assistance? [1st helper]
8-1D-V3 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving your (husband/wife/partner) such assistance? [2nd helper] HOURS (use in conjunction with following variable)
8-1D-V4 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving you such assistance? [1st helper]
8-1D-V5 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving you such assistance? [2nd helper]
8-1D-V6 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving your (husband/wife/partner) such assistance? [1st helper]
8-1D-V7 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving your (husband/wife/partner) such assistance? [2nd helper] PER TIME PERIOD (use in conjunction with preceding variable)
8-2 Question Have any children, other relatives, or friends spent a total of 50 or more hours in the past 12 months helping with other things such as household chores, errands, transportation, etc.?
8-2A Question ASK IF R HAS SPOUSE/PARTNER: Which of you was given such assistance?
8-2B Question Who helped you? [1st helper]
8-2B-V1 Question Who helped you? [2nd helper]
8-2B-V2 Question Who helped your (husband/wife/partner)? [1st helper]
8-2B-V3 Question Who helped your (husband/wife/partner)? [2nd helper] Relation to R (See HRS MASTER CODES: Relationship Codes)
8-2D Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving you such assistance? [1st helper]
8-2D-V1 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving you such assistance? [2nd helper]
8-2D-V2 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving your (husband/wife/partner) such assistance? [1st helper]
8-2D-V3 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving your (husband/wife/partner) such assistance? [2nd helper] HOURS (use in conjunction with following variable)
8-1E Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving you such assistance? [1st helper]
8-1E-V1 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving you such assistance? [2nd helper]
8-1E-V2 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving your (husband/wife/partner) such assistance? [1st helper]
8-1E-V3 Question About how many hours did (he/she) spend giving your (husband/wife/partner) such assistance? [2nd helper] PER TIME PERIOD (use in conjunction with preceding variable)
8-3 Question Suppose in the future you [or your (husband/wife/ partner)] needed help with basic personal care activities like eating or dressing. Do you have a relative or friend [besides your (husband/wife/ partner)] who would be willing and able to help you with such things?
8-3A Question [ASK IF NOT KNOWN:] What relation is that person to you? Relation to R (See HRS MASTER CODES: Relationship Codes)
8-4 Question Suppose you [or your (husband/wife/partner)] needed to have help with other things,such as household chores, errands, transportation, etc. Do you have a relative or friend [besides your (husband/wife/ partner)] who would be willing and able to help you with such things?
8-4A Question [ASK IF NOT KNOWN:] What relation is that person to you? Relation to R (See HRS MASTER CODES: Relationship Codes)
8-5 Question Now think about all of your different relatives and what might happen if they were to need help with personal care activities such as eating, dressing, or bathing. About how many of them would call on you [or your (husband/wife/partner)] for such help?
8-5A Question Is there any one individual who is more likely than the others to ask for such help from you [and your (husband/wife/partner)]?
8-5B Question What is that person's relationship to you? Relation to R (See HRS MASTER CODES: Relationship Codes)
8-6 Question Now think about all of your different relatives and what might happen if they were to need financial assistance amounting to $100 or more. About how many of them would call on you [or your (husband/ wife/partner)] for such help?
8-6A Question Is there any one individual who is more likely than the others to ask for such help from you [and your (husband/wife/partner)]?
8-6B Question What is that person's relationship to you? Relation to R (See HRS MASTER CODES: Relationship Codes)
9-1A Question How often do you watch television?
9-1B Question How often do you go out to movies, plays, or concerts?
9-1C Question How often do you attend classes or lectures?
9-1D Question How often do you travel for pleasure?
9-1E Question How often do you work in the yard, or your home, or on a car?
9-1F Question How often do you visit with family or friends, either in person or on the phone?
9-1G Question How often do you read books or magazines for pleasure?
9-1H Question How often do you attend religious services?
9-1J Question How often do you spend time helping out family or friends?
9-1K Question How often do you volunteer work for political, social, or religious groups?
9-1M Question How often do you spend time on hobbies or creative activities?
9-1N Question How often do you participate in sports activities or exercise?
9-1P Question How often do you spend time on your financial matters?
9-1Q Question How often do you nap or rest?
9-1R Question How often do you listen to music?
9-2 Question Sometimes people feel that there are things they would like to do but that they just don't have enough time or money to do them. Have you felt that way lately?
9-2A Question Is it limited time, limited money, or both that keeps you from doing more of what you would like to do?
9-2B Question Let's say you're able to decrease the time you spend working, and you decrease it by enough to do the things you want. Do you think you would still have enough money to do those things?
9-2C Question About how much do you think you would need to reduce your work time to accomplish this? HOURS OF WORK (use in conjunction with following variable)
9-2C-V1 Question About how much do you think you would need to reduce your work time to accomplish this? PER (use in conjunction with preceding variable)
9-2D Question On a scale from 0 to 100, where "0" means absolutely no chance and "100" means that it is absolutely certain, what do you think are the chances that decreasing work time would leave you with enough time and money to do what you want?
9-2E Question Let's say you're able to increase the time you spend working, and you increase it by enough to do the things you want. Since that would leave you with less free time, do you think you would still have enough time to do those things?
9-2F Question About how much do you think you would need to increase your work time to accomplish this? HOURS OF WORK (use in conjunction with following variable)
9-2F-V1 Question About how much do you think you would need to increase your work time to accomplish this? PER (use in conjunction with preceding variable)
9-2G Question On a scale from 0 to 100, where "0" means absolutely no chance and "100" means that it is absolutely certain, what do you think are the chances that increasing work time would leave you with enough time and money to do what you want?
9-2H Question On a scale from 0 to 100, where "0" means absolutely no chance and "100" means that it is absolutely certain, what do you think are the chances that increasing work time would leave you with enough time and money to do what you want?