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prtcompComparison between post and pre retirement
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Better113939.145.5
About the same211397.437.2
Not as good34833.115.8
Retired less than on448.31.6
Not applicable-81129773.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Don't know-155.4Missing
Valid cases3063Missing cases12329
Question RouteIF (PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is currently retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Financial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtpro1Benefits retirement: being own boss
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very important1358923.342.2
Moderately important2248716.229.2
Somewhat important39166.010.8
Not important at all415159.817.8
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-1121.8Missing
Valid cases8507Missing cases6885
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Employment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtpro2Benefits retirement: taking things easy
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very important1388125.245.4
Moderately important2285818.633.4
Somewhat important311937.813.9
Not important at all46234.07.3
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-173.5Missing
Valid cases8555Missing cases6837
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtpro3Benefits retirement: chance to travel
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very important1302919.735.4
Moderately important2276117.932.3
Somewhat important313108.515.3
Not important at all414479.416.9
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-178.5Missing
Valid cases8547Missing cases6845
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtpro4Benefits retirement: time fot family/friends
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very important1506232.959.1
Moderately important2236915.427.6
Somewhat important38195.39.6
Not important at all43182.13.7
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Don't know-161.4Missing
Valid cases8568Missing cases6824
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtpro5Benefits retirement: time for leisure activities
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very important1385125.045.1
Moderately important2304719.835.6
Somewhat important310076.511.8
Not important at all46424.27.5
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-179.5Missing
Valid cases8547Missing cases6845
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Leisure Activity
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtpro6Benefits retirement: time for voluntary work
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very important19145.910.9
Moderately important2222214.426.4
Somewhat important3215514.025.6
Not important at all4311420.237.0
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-254.4Missing
Don't know-11701.1Missing
Valid cases8405Missing cases6987
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtcon1Disadvantages retirement: unproductive
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
A lot1191312.422.3
Somewhat2169011.019.7
A little314729.617.2
Not at all4342122.239.9
Didn't work582.51.0
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-148.3Missing
Valid cases8578Missing cases6814
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtcon2Disadvantages retirement: illness/disability
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
A lot1362923.642.3
Somewhat2173011.220.2
A little3154710.118.0
Not at all4163310.619.0
Didn't work546.3.5
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-143.3Missing
Valid cases8585Missing cases6807
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Health: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtcon3Disadvantages retirement: lack of income
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
A lot1289718.833.7
Somewhat2188512.221.9
A little314759.617.2
Not at all4228614.926.6
Didn't work546.3.5
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-139.3Missing
Valid cases8589Missing cases6803
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Financial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


prtcon4Disadvantages retirement: lonely/isolated
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
A lot1165110.719.2
Somewhat213588.815.8
A little3158410.318.4
Not at all4394325.645.9
Didn't work550.3.6
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Not applicable-8577137.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-142.3Missing
Valid cases8586Missing cases6806
Question RouteIF (PAGE GE 40 OR PJBSTAT = 4) Asked if R is aged 40+ years or is retired.
Index TermsRetirement
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


pivdaPresent Demog section: Respondent Alone
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (32)
Question Number and Text PD106A : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11013065.8100.0
Not applicable-8428527.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases10130Missing cases5262
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pivdbPresent Demog. section: Partner
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (32)
Question Number and Text PD106B : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01166675.880.9
Yes1274917.919.1
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases14415Missing cases977
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pivdcPresent Demog. section: Other Adult
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (32)
Question Number and Text PD106C : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01333986.792.5
Yes110767.07.5
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases14415Missing cases977
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pivddPresent Demog. section: Children
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (32)
Question Number and Text PD106D : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01340787.193.0
Yes110086.57.0
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases14415Missing cases977
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pivdePresent Demog. section: Supervisor
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (32)
Question Number and Text PD106E : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01433493.199.4
Yes181.5.6
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases14415Missing cases977
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ppm0hHour section M began
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM0H : Interviewer Check: Hour section M began
Valid cases15092Missing cases300
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


ppm0mMinute section M began
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM0M : Interviewer Check: Minute section M began
Valid cases15092Missing cases300
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


phldsbl1Consider's self to be disabled
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM1 : Can I check, do you consider yourself to be a disabled person?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-920.01Missing
Yes1160710.4410.44
No21378389.5589.56
Total15392100.00
Valid cases15390Missing cases2
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlstatHealth status over last 12 months
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM2 : Please think back over the last 12 months about how your health has been. Compared to people of your own age, would you say that your health has on the whole been ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.01Missing
Excellent1390125.3425.35
Good2696645.2645.26
Fair3306819.9319.93
Poor411007.157.15
Very Poor53562.312.31
Total15392100.00
Valid cases15391Missing cases1
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbHealth problems: none
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3M0 : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? None
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No health problems0586438.1100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8884957.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases5864Missing cases9528
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteThe Wave One responses to the questions on health problems were processed to derive equivalent responses to those elicited directly at later Waves.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbaHealth problems: Arms, legs, hands, etc
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3A : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Problems or disability connected with: arms, legs, hands, feet, back, or neck (including arthritis and rheumatism)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01056268.671.8
Probs arms or legs1415227.028.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbbHealth problems: Sight
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3B : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Difficulty in seeing (other than needing glasses to read normal size print)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01391490.494.6
Difficulty seeing18005.25.4
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbcHealth problems: Hearing
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3C : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Difficulty in hearing
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01342487.291.2
Difficulty hearing112908.48.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbdHealth problems: Skin conditions/allergy
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3D : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Skin conditions/allergies
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01299384.488.3
Skin conds, allergie1172111.211.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbeHealth problems: Chest/breathing
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3E : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Chest/breathing problems, asthma, bronchitis
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01270482.586.3
Chest, breathing pro1201013.113.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbfHealth problems: Heart/blood pressure
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3F : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Heart/blood pressure or blood circulation problems
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01197477.881.4
Heart and blood1274017.818.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbgHealth problems: Stomach or digestion
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3G : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Stomach/liver/kidneys
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01348087.691.6
Stomach, liver, kidn112348.08.4
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbhHealth problems: Diabetes
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3H : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Diabetes
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01402191.195.3
Diabetes16934.54.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbiHealth problems: Anxiety, depression, etc
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3I : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Anxiety, depression or bad nerves, psychiatric problems
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01348387.691.6
Anxiety, depression112318.08.4
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbjHealth problems: Alcohol or drugs
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3J : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Alcohol or drug related problems
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01461494.999.3
Alcohol, drugs1100.6.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbkHealth problems: Epilepsy
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3K : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Epilepsy
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01458294.799.1
Epilepsy1132.9.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprblHealth problems: Migraine
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3L : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Migraine or frequent headaches
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01368988.993.0
Migraine freq hdache110256.77.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbnHealth problems: Cancer
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3N : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Cancer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01448994.198.5
Cancer12251.51.5
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprboHealth problems: Stroke
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3O : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)?Stroke
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01451694.398.7
Stroke11981.31.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprbmHealth problems: Other
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text PM3M : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (O1)? Other health problems
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01392590.594.6
Other17895.15.4
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14714Missing cases678
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlprxaDiagnosed with arthritis, gout etc.
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1A : Has a doctor ever told you that you suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or osteoporosis?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1194912.748.1
No2210413.751.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81035967.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases4053Missing cases11339
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBA = 1) Asked if R has problems or disability connected with arms, legs, hands, feet, back or neck.
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Medical Consultations
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxbAttends out-patients or has annual check
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1B : Do you attend a hospital out-patients or have annual check-ups?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14172.753.5
No23622.446.5
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81363588.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases779Missing cases14613
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBB = 1) Asked if R has difficulty in seeing
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Medical Consultations
Health: Hospital and Clinic Use
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxcWears or tried a hearing-aid
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1C : Do you wear or have you ever tried a hearing aid?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15223.441.4
No27404.858.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81315285.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases1262Missing cases14130
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBC = 1) Asked if R has difficulty in hearing
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxdRegularly uses specific medication
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1D : Do you use regularly any specific medication?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes19085.953.3
No27965.246.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81271082.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases1704Missing cases13688
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBD = 1) Asked if R has skin conditions/allergies
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxeSuffer asthma attacks/ short of breath
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1E : Do you suffer asthma attacks or become easily short of breath?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes112998.466.0
No26704.434.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81244480.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1969Missing cases13423
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBE = 1) Asked if R has chest/breathing problems
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxfSuffer angina, heart failure or attack
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1F : Do you have angina or heart failure or have had a heart attack?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16884.525.6
No2199513.074.4
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81173076.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases2683Missing cases12709
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBF = 1) Asked if R has heart/high blood pressure or blood circulation problems
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxgProblem investigated, get reg treatment
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1G : Was the problem investigated in hospital and, since then, requires regular treatment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes18235.368.0
No23882.532.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81320285.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1211Missing cases14181
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBG = 1) Asked if R has stomach/liver/kidney or BHPS/ECHP sample and digestive problems
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Medical Consultations
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxhInjects insulin
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1H : Do you inject insulin?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12001.329.7
No24743.170.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81374089.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases674Missing cases14718
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBH = 1) Asked if R has diabetes
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxiReceiving treatment psychiatic problems
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (34)
Question Number and Text PRM1I : Are you receiving treatment for your psychiatric problems?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16274.151.8
No25843.848.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81320385.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases1211Missing cases14181
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBI = 1) Asked if R has anxiety, depression or bad nerves, psychiatric problems
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Medical Consultations
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxjUnder regular supervision? Alcohol/drugs
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (35)
Question Number and Text PRM1J : Are you under regular supervision?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes137.239.4
No257.460.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81431993.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases94Missing cases15298
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBJ = 1) Asked if R has alcohol or drug related problems
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Medical Consultations
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxkTakes regular medication for epilepsy
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (35)
Question Number and Text PRM1K : Do you take regular medication for your epilepsy?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1112.786.8
No217.113.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81428592.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases129Missing cases15263
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBK = 1) Asked if R has epilepsy
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxlTakes regular medication for migraine
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (35)
Question Number and Text PRM1L : Do you take medication for your migraines or frequent headaches?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14402.943.3
No25773.756.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81339787.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases1017Missing cases14375
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBL = 1) Asked if R has migraine or frequent headaches
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxmGetting treatment for cancer
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (35)
Question Number and Text PRM1M : Are you receiving treatment for your cancer?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1124.857.4
No292.642.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81419892.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases216Missing cases15176
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBM = 1) Asked if R has cancer
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Medical Consultations
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxnLasting paralysis from stroke
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (35)
Question Number and Text PRM1N : Is there any lasting paralysis from your stroke?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes157.430.8
No2128.869.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81422992.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases185Missing cases15207
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBN = 1) Asked if R has had a stroke
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlprxoAnnual out-patient treatment: Other prob
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (35)
Question Number and Text PRM1O : Are you seen regularly (at least once per year) in a hospital out-patients department?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13682.448.7
No23872.551.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81365988.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79776.3Missing
Valid cases755Missing cases14637
Question RouteIF (PHLPRBO = 1) Asked if R has other health problems
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Medical Consultations
Health: Hospital and Clinic Use
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlltHealth limits daily activities
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM4 : Does your health in any way limit your daily activities compared to most people of your age?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1296819.319.3
No21241980.780.7
Don't know-15.0Missing
Valid cases15387Missing cases5
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlltaHealth hinders doing the housework
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM5A : Please look at this card (M2) and tell me which of these activities, if any, you would normally find difficult to manage on your own? Doing the housework
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0243315.864.5
Doing housework113408.735.5
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81161875.5Missing
Valid cases3773Missing cases11619
Question RouteIF (PHLLT = 1) Asked if R's health limits daily activities
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlltbHealth hinders climbing the stairs
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM5B : Please look at this card (M2) and tell me which of these activities, if any, you would normally find difficult to manage on your own? Climbing stairs
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0243015.864.4
Climbing stairs113438.735.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81161875.5Missing
Valid cases3773Missing cases11619
Question RouteIF (PHLLT = 1) Asked if R's health limits daily activities
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlltcHealth hinders getting dressed
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM5C : Please look at this card (M2) and tell me which of these activities, if any, you would normally find difficult to manage on your own? Dressing yourself
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0324021.085.9
Dressing oneself15333.514.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81161875.5Missing
Valid cases3773Missing cases11619
Question RouteIF (PHLLT = 1) Asked if R's health limits daily activities
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlltdHealth hinders walking more than 10 mins
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM5D : Please look at this card (M2) and tell me which of these activities, if any, you would normally find difficult to manage on your own? Walking for at least 10 minutes
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0236715.462.7
Walking for 10 minut114069.137.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81161875.5Missing
Valid cases3773Missing cases11619
Question RouteIF (PHLLT = 1) Asked if R's health limits daily activities
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phllteHealth no hindrance to listed activities
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM5E : Please look at this card (M2) and tell me which of these activities, if any, you would normally find difficult to manage on your own? (Oone of these)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0245716.070.7
Something else110166.629.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81161875.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-73001.9Missing
Valid cases3473Missing cases11919
Question RouteIF (PHLLT = 1) Asked if R's health limits daily activities
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlltwHealth limits type or amount of work
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM6 : Does your health limit the type of work or the amount of work you can do?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1325621.221.2
No21213678.878.8
Valid cases15392Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteFrom Wave 2 on interviewer is instructed to emphasise 'Includes both paid and unpaid work'.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlendwHealth prohibits some types of work
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM7 : Does your health keep you from doing some types of work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1272717.787.0
No23042.09.7
Can do nothing3104.73.3
Not applicable-81156475.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Don't know-116.1Missing
Valid cases3135Missing cases12257
Question RouteIF (PHLLTW = 1) Asked if health limits type or amount of work R could do
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteQuestion concerns complete exclusion from some types of jobs.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlltwaHow far health limits amount of work
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (36)
Question Number and Text PM8 : For work you can do, how much does your health limit the amount of work you can do?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
A lot110166.633.3
Somewhat210757.035.3
Just a little37194.723.6
Not at all42371.57.8
Not applicable-81166875.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases3047Missing cases12345
Question RouteIF (PHLLTW = 1 AND PHLENDW = 1-2 OR -1) Asked if health limits type of work R could do
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


phlpainRegularly troubled by pain
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1208213.534.9
2388925.365.1
-914.1Missing
-8843054.8Missing
-79776.3Missing
Valid cases5971Missing cases9421
Question RouteIF (PAGE GT 50) Asked if R is aged 50+ years
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phltrpnHow often troubled by pain
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1162410.678.0
23362.216.1
376.53.7
446.32.2
-914.1Missing
-81231980.0Missing
-79776.3Missing
Valid cases2082Missing cases13310
Question RouteIF (PAGE GT 50 AND PHLPAIN = 1) Asked if R is aged 50+ years and is regularly troubled by pain
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlavpnDescription of average pain
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
13952.619.4
212678.262.2
33742.418.4
-914.1Missing
-81236580.3Missing
-79776.3Missing
Valid cases2036Missing cases13356
Question RouteIF (PAGE GT 50 AND PHLPAIN = 1 AND PHLTRPN = 1-3) Asked if R is aged 50+ years and is troubled by pain at least monthly
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phlwtpnDescription of worst pain
Record TypePINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1108.75.3
26124.030.1
313158.564.6
-914.1Missing
-81236580.3Missing
-79776.3Missing
-11.0Missing
Valid cases2035Missing cases13357
Question RouteIF (PAGE GT 50 AND PHLPAIN = 1 AND PHLTRPN = 1-3) Asked if R is aged 50+ years and is troubled by pain at least monthly
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW11 W16


phliv65IC: Respondent 65+
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (38)
Question Number and Text PM9 : Interviewer Check: Is respondent aged 65 or over? (HG7)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1283118.419.2
No21188477.280.8
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases14715Missing cases677
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteFilter question for the following ADL questions.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padlaAbility to: Manage stairs
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (38)
Question Number and Text PM10A : Do you usually manage to get up and down stairs or steps ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unaided1245816.087.1
Only with help21911.26.8
Not at all31721.16.1
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81188477.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases2821Missing cases12571
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee Notes in Volume A, section III.17 on the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padladEase of: Managing stairs
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (38)
Question Number and Text PM10B : (Showcard M3) Do you find it very easy, fairly easy, fairly difficult or very difficult to do this on your own?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very easy111317.346.0
Fairly easy28005.232.5
Fairly difficult34232.717.2
Very difficult4104.74.2
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81224779.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases2458Missing cases12934
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1 AND PADLA = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over and manages to get up and down stairs or steps without assistance
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PADLA.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padlbAbility to: Get around house
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (38)
Question Number and Text PM11A : Do you usually manage to get around the house (except for any stairs) ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unaided1273117.796.8
Only with help255.41.9
Not at all335.21.2
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81188477.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases2821Missing cases12571
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PADLA.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padlbdEase of: Getting around house
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (38)
Question Number and Text PM11B : (Showcard M3) Do you find it very easy, fairly easy, fairly difficult or very difficult to do this on your own?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very easy1169911.062.2
Fairly easy27905.128.9
Fairly difficult32071.37.6
Very difficult435.21.3
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81197477.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases2731Missing cases12661
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1 AND PADLB = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over and manages to get around the house without assistance
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PADLA.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padlcAbility to: Get in/out of bed
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (39)
Question Number and Text PM12A : Do you usually manage to get in and out of bed ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unaided1273017.796.8
Only with help269.42.4
Not at all322.1.8
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81188477.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases2821Missing cases12571
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PADLA.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padlcdEase of: Getting in/out of bed
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (39)
Question Number and Text PM12B : (Showcard M3) Do you find it very easy, fairly easy, fairly difficult or very difficult to do this on your own?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very easy1169911.062.2
Fairly easy27975.229.2
Fairly difficult32051.37.5
Very difficult429.21.1
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81197577.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases2730Missing cases12662
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1 AND PADLC = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over and manages to get in and out of bed without assistance
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PADLA.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padldAbility to: Cut toenails
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (39)
Question Number and Text PM13A : Do you usually manage to cut your toenails ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unaided1190812.467.6
Only with help23012.010.7
Not at all36124.021.7
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81188477.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases2821Missing cases12571
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PADLA.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padlddEase of: Cutting toenails
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (39)
Question Number and Text PM13B : (Showcard M3) Do you find it very easy, fairly easy, fairly difficult or very difficult to do this on your own?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very easy19496.249.7
Fairly easy26134.032.1
Fairly difficult32661.713.9
Very difficult480.54.2
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81279783.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases1908Missing cases13484
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1 AND PADLD = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over and manages to cut own toenails without assistance
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PADLA.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18


padleAbility to: Bath/shower
Record TypePINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (39)
Question Number and Text PM14A : Do you usually manage to bath, shower or wash all over ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unaided1258416.891.6
Only with help21911.26.8
Not at all346.31.6
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81188477.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-76774.4Missing
Valid cases2821Missing cases12571
Question RouteIF (PHLIV65 = 1) Asked if R is aged 65 or over
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for PADLA.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W10 W11 W12 W13 W15 W16 W17 W18