If you are using the variables in the HPER module and downloaded the data before August 1996, it is suggested that you read this error report and download the updated version of HPER which is included in the 3/97 release of the FIFTH edition of the Wave 2 data.
If you use the WLS Extract program - WLSGV, you will need to use the most recent version of this program as well.
The updated versions of HPER and WLSGV are available in the 3/97 complete release of the Wave 2 data.
Corrections made to HPER module for 1992-93 primary respondents
RU004RE Some respondents had given year rather than age. These years were converted to ages using R's year of birth. For a small percentage of cases, this variable indicates age at a particularly bad or most recent period of depression. Variable RU005RE added to indicate which age is reported in RU004RE. The addition of variable RU005RE resulted in new column locations for the remainder of the variables in the HPER module. WLS23R.PRG has been updated accordingly. RU006RE This answer applies to age described in RU004RE - not normally the "most" recent period of depression as previously indicated in the description for RU006RE. RU013RE Inappropriate description completed. RU014RE,RU015RE Impossible combinations of length and unit were corrected. RU016RE,RU017RE Ex. 366 years was changed to 366 days. RU018RE,RE019RE RU020RE,RE021RE Some respondents had given year rather than age. These years were converted to ages using R's year of birth. RU024REC This count was incorrectly calculated previously. It is now correct. RU026REC,RU027REC A few data entry errors were corrected. Nine rather RU028RE than 99 was entered for 874f for a few partial interviews. RU029RE A few data entry errors were corrected. Nine rather than 999 was entered for 874s for some partials and 98 was entered instead of 998 for one case. RU034REC This count was incorrectly calculated previously. This error has been corrected.
This page last updated 15 November 1999.
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