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Phone: Depression

UDEPR - Depression Module for Sibling-Spouse Phone Instrument 

OVERVIEW

Information about the Sibling-Spouse Respondent's depression experience was
collected in the following manner:

Life-time experiences of depression have been asked to Sibling-Spouse
Respondents who were randomly selected to answer on alcohol comsumption and
depression experiences (ALCFLAG = 1).
     
The 2004 Graduate, Graduate-Spouse, 2005 Graduate-Sibling and Sibling-Spouse
share same depression module.  
   	
These depression modules are replicates of 1993 Graduate depression module.  


BRIEF VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS 

BU001RE                 Random sub-sample selection flag (ALCFLAG).

BU002RE-BU012RE         Ever depressed, age, symptoms. 

BU013RE                 Count of depression episodes lasting two weeks
                        or more.

BU014RE-BU015RE         Length of depression episode for respondents
                        who had ONLY ONE episode.

BU016RE-BU019RE         Average duration and average time between 
                        episodes for respondents who had more than
                        one depression episode.

BU020RE-BU021RE         Age at first and last episodes of depression.

BU022RE-BU023RE         Psychological well-being between depression
                        episodes.

BU024RE                 Count of depression symptoms.

BUA24RE                 Number of valid responses for symptoms in bu024re.


For more information on the Depression Module see Appendix M.

bu001re: 80% random sample for Depression section

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: ALCFLAG

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
0 NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALCOHOL SUBSAMPLE 214 233 447
1 INCLUDED IN THE ALCOHOL SUBSAMPLE 732 946 1678
Note: NOTE: If bu001re is 0, then no further questions are asked.

Religion, recall, alcohol and depression are asked of the same sample.

This variable is identical to bua01re in the Alcohol module.

bu002re: Have you ever had a time in life lasting two weeks or more when nearly every day you felt sad, blue, depressed, or when you lost interest in most things like work, hobbies, or things you usually liked to do for fun?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u100

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-3 REFUSED 1 0 1
-2 214 233 447
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 123 263 386
2 NO 605 682 1287
Note: If bu002re is NOT 1, then no further questions are asked.

bu003re: Were your experiences with depression always caused by alcohol, drugs, medications, or physical illness?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u120

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-3 Refused 1 0 1
-2 Inappropriate 821 916 1737
-1 Don't Know 0 3 3
1 Yes 39 52 91
2 Sometimes 4 7 11
3 No 79 201 280
Note: If bu003re is 1, then no further questions are asked.

bu004re: What age were you when you experienced the worst, particularly bad, or the most recent period of depression?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u120, h_u130, h_u140, h_u150

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 860 968 1828
-1 Don't Know 0 2 2
10 - 99 10 to 99 years old 84 209 293
Note: See bu005re for types of depressive episode.
Note: We first ask about the age of the worst period.
If there is no worst period or all periods are alike,
then we ask about the particulary bad one.
If respondent cannot think of the particulary bad one,
then we ask about the most recent one.

bu005re: Was this depression the worst, particularly bad, or the most recent episode?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u120, h_u130, h_u140, h_u150

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 860 968 1828
1 Data is for the worst spell 83 206 289
2 Data is for a particularly bad spell 0 3 3
3 Data is for the most recent spell 1 2 3

bu006re: During your worst, particularly bad, or most recent episode of depression, did you lose weight without trying to - as much as 2 pounds a week for several weeks or as much as 10 pounds altogether?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u160

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-2 860 968 1828
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 6 11
1 YES 24 75 99
2 NO 55 130 185
Note: This question is applied to the worst, the particularly bad,
or most recent episode of depression mentioned earlier
and lasted at least 2 weeks or more.

bu007re: Did respondent have two weeks or more when nearly every night s/he had trouble falling asleep?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u170

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-2 860 968 1828
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
1 YES 43 124 167
2 NO 39 83 122
Note: This question is applied to the worst, the particularly bad,
or most recent episode of depression mentioned earlier
and lasted at least 2 weeks or more.

bu008re: During your worst, particularly bad, or most recent episode of depression, did you have two weeks or more when you lacked energy or felt tired all the time, even when you had not been working very hard?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u180

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-2 860 968 1828
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 3 7
1 YES 57 165 222
2 NO 23 43 66
Note: This question is applied to the worst, the particularly bad,
or most recent episode of depression mentioned earlier
and lasted at least 2 weeks or more.

bu009re: During your worst, particularly bad, or most recent episode of depression, did you have two weeks or more when you felt very bad when waking up, but felt better later in the day?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u190

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-2 860 968 1828
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 10 13
1 YES 42 110 152
2 NO 39 91 130
Note: This question is applied to the worst, the particularly bad,
or most recent episode of depression mentioned earlier
and lasted at least 2 weeks or more.

bu010re: During your worst, particularly bad, or most recent episode of depression, did you have two weeks or more when you lost interest in most things like work, hobbies, or things you usually liked to do for fun?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u200

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-2 860 968 1828
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 4 4
1 YES 62 167 229
2 NO 22 40 62
Note: This question is applied to the worst, the particularly bad,
or most recent episode of depression mentioned earlier
and lasted at least 2 weeks or more.

bu011re: During your worst, particularly bad, or most recent episode of depression, did you have two weeks or more when nearly every day you had a lot more trouble concentrating than is normal?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u210

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-2 860 968 1828
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 5 5
1 YES 56 151 207
2 NO 28 55 83
Note: This question is applied to the worst, the particularly bad,
or most recent episode of depression mentioned earlier
and lasted at least 2 weeks or more.

bu012re: During your worst, particularly bad, or most recent episode of depression, did you have two weeks or more when you thought a lot about death - either your own, someone else's, or death in general?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u220

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 860 968 1828
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 41 116 157
2 NO 43 92 135
Note: This question is applied to the worst, the particularly bad,
or most recent episode of depression mentioned earlier
and lasted at least 2 weeks or more.
Note: If the total number of symptoms is less than two (if bu024re < 2),
no further questions are asked.

bu013re: How many periods have you had in your lifetime that lasted two weeks or more when you felt sad, blue or depressed?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u250

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-3 Refused 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 870 978 1848
-1 Don't Know 5 9 14
1 - 50 one to 50 periods 67 192 259
Note: bu013re is top coded at 50 on the public release.
Note: Periods should be counted separately if the recovery time
between depression spells is two months or more.
Note: If respondent has had ONLY ONE period (bu013re = 1),
bu014re and bu015re are asked, then no further questions are asked.
Note: If respondent has had MORE THAN ONE period (bu013re > 1),
then goto bu016re.

bu014re: How long did your sole period of depression last? This question asked of respondents who have had only one period of depression.

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u260_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-3 Refused 0 1 1
-2 Inappropriate 914 1081 1995
-1 Don't Know 0 4 4
1 - 365 1 to 365 30 93 123
Note: This question is for respondents who has expereinced
ONLY ONE depression episode mentioned at bu013re (bu013re = 1).

bu015re: What is the unit for the length of the sole period when you felt sad, blue, or depressed?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u260_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 914 1086 2000
1 Day 0 3 3
2 Week 12 27 39
3 Month 13 46 59
4 Year 5 17 22
Note: This question is for respondents who has expereinced
ONLY ONE depression episode mentioned at bu013re (bu013re = 1).

bu016re: What is the average length of the periods when you felt sad, blue, or depressed?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u270_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 907 1085 1992
-1 Don't Know 1 12 13
1 - 365 1 to 365 36 82 118
Note: This and further questions are for respondents who has expereinced
MORE THAN ONE depression episodes mentioned at bu013re (bu013re > 1).

bu017re: What is the unit for the average length of the periods when you felt sad, blue, or depressed?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u270_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 908 1097 2005
1 Day 1 1 2
2 Week 22 33 55
3 Month 11 42 53
4 Year 2 6 8

bu018re: What is the usual length of time between the end of one period of depression to the beginning of the next?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u300_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 907 1085 1992
-1 Don't Know 10 26 36
1 - 365 1 to 365 27 68 95

bu019re: What is the unit for the usual length of time between the end of one period of depression to the beginning of the next?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u300_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 917 1111 2028
1 Day 1 3 4
2 Week 2 3 5
3 Month 7 13 20
4 Year 17 49 66

bu020re: Age the first time the respondent had a period of two weeks or more when he/she had some of these problems and also felt sad, blue or depressed.

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u310

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 907 1085 1992
-1 Don't Know 2 5 7
10 - 99 10 to 99 years old 35 89 124

bu021re: What age were you the last time you had a period of two weeks or more when you felt sad, blue or depressed?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u330

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 Inappropriate 907 1085 1992
-1 Don't Know 0 3 3
10 - 99 10 to 99 years old 37 91 128

bu022re: Between any periods of two weeks or more of feeling sad, blue or depressed, were you feeling O.K. at least for some months?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u340

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-2 907 1085 1992
1 YES 36 93 129
2 NO 1 1 2

bu023re: Between any periods of two weeks or more of feeling sad, blue or depressed, were you fully able to work and enjoy being with other people?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u350

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 2 0 2
-2 907 1085 1992
1 YES 34 86 120
2 NO 3 8 11

bu024re: Count of depression symptoms.

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: bu006re - bu012re

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-3 Refused 3 1 4
-2 253 285 538
0 No depression symptom 607 689 1296
1 - 7 One to Seven depression symptoms 81 204 285
Note: This variable is the sum of symptoms which respondent
has expereinced from bu006RE to bu012RE.

If a valid yes or no response is given for fewer then 4 of the 7 symptoms in bu006re to bu012re then bu024re is coded -3. bua24re indicates the number of valid responses.

The code 0 includes those who have never experienced a period of depression according to response in bu002re.

The -2 code includes those whose depression always cbused by alcohol, drugs, medications, or physical illness, bu003re=1.

bua24re: Number of valid responses to depression symptoms in bu006re through bu012re.

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: bu006re - bu012re

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 Partial 2 0 2
-2 858 967 1825
0 2 1 3
3 1 0 1
4 0 3 3
5 1 3 4
6 8 20 28
7 74 185 259

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