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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Mail: Menopause

mn118rer            Form Type:  The WLS Mail Questionnaire page on women's
                    health was administered in two forms.  While the first
                    version asked women to report on their feelings towards
                    their menopause, the second version asked for additional
                    information on reproductive organ surgery, hormone
                    therapy, alternative menopausal treatment and
                    information sources.
		   
mn119rer-mn121rer   These variables designate where female respondents are
                    in the menstrual/menopause process.
		   
mn122rer-mn124rer   These items cover reproductive organ surgery. 
                    Information on timing and specific type of surgery is
                    only available for respondents who completed the second
                    version of the mail questionnaire (mn118rer = 2).
		   
mn125rer-mn164rec   Items on hormone therapy.
		   
mn125rer-mn126rec,  These items on ever-hormone "replacement" 
mn164rec            therapy, the start of hormone "replacement" therapy, and 
                    current "replacement" therapy were asked directly or
                    indirectly of female respondents, depending on which
                    mail questionnaire version was completed.
		   
mn127rer-mn163rec   These variables from the second version
                    of the mail questionnaire cover the complete hormone
                    "replacement" therapy history reported by respondents.
		   
mn127rer-mn145rec   These are the essentially RAW variables on 
                    hormone "replacement" therapy history.  They have been
                    recoded chronologically into the next set of variables.
		   
mn146rec-mn163rec   These are the chronologically ordered "best" 
                    variables on hormone "replacement" therapy history from
                    the second version of the mail questionnaire.
		   
mn165rer-mn171rer   These cover menopausal symptoms experienced by female
                    respondents.  These items appeared on both versions of
                    the mail questionnaire.
		   
mn172rer            This is a screening item for whether any other
                    information on menopause was reported.
		   
mn173rer-mn175rer   These cover female respondents' reports of their
                    feelings about their menopause.  These items appeared on
                    the first version of the mail questionnaire only
                    (mn118rer = 1).
		   
mn176rer-mn182re    These items appeared on the second version of the mail
                    questionnaire only (mn118rer = 2).
		   
mn176rer            Women report whether they had enough information about
                    their menopause.
		   
mn177re-mn179re     Three coded mentions of women's alternative 
                    (i.e. non-medical) strategies for their menopause.
		   
mn180re-mn182re     Three coded mentions of women's sources of information
                    about menopause.

mn118rer: FORM TYPE: Were any of the menopause questions answered?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 13a, 13b, 13c, 13d, 13e, 14a, 14b, 15a, 15b, 16, 16a, 16b, 16c, 16bb, 16cc, idpriv

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED, SKIPPED ENTIRE MENOPAUSE SECTION 0 20 20
-2 3192 0 3192
1 YES, ORIGINAL FORM 0 2029 2029
2 YES, UPDATED FORM 0 1634 1634
Note: If MN118RER = 9 then MN119RER through MN176RER are
assigned Refused Codes.

mn119rer: Have you had a menstrual period in the last 12 months?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 13a, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 93 93
-2 3192 0 3192
1 YES 0 1044 1044
2 NO 0 2546 2546

mn120rer: If you have not menstruated in the past 12 months, what age were you when you had your last period?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 13b, 13a, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 130 130
-2 3192 1044 4236
12 - 55 12 TO 55 0 2509 2509

mn121rer: Have you gone or are you currently going through menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 13c, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 139 139
-2 3192 0 3192
1 YES 0 3040 3040
2 NO 0 504 504
Note: Item MN121RER was asked independently of MN119RER and
MN120RER; that is, this item was asked of all women,
regardless of their previous answers.

mn122rer: Have you ever had surgery to remove your uterus and/or ovaries?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 13d, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 357 357
-2 3192 0 3192
1 YES 0 1106 1106
2 NO 0 2220 2220
Note: Updated item wording (MN118RER = 2) is given above.

The original item wording (MN118RER = 1) was as follows:
"Was menopause induced or hastened by a hysterectomy
(surgical removal of your uterus and/or ovaries)?"

mn123rer: What type of surgery did you have to remove your uterus and/or ovaries?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 13d, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 47 47
-2 3192 3066 6258
1 ONE OVARY REMOVED ONLY 0 45 45
2 2 OVARIES REMOVED ONLY 0 42 42
3 UTERUS REMOVED ONLY 0 200 200
4 ONE OVARY AND UTERUS REMOVED 0 53 53
5 BOTH OVARIES AND UTERUS REMOVED 0 230 230
Note: If R received the original form, then type of surgery was
not requested.
(If MN118RER = 1 then INAP).

mn124rer: How old were you when you had surgery to remove your uterus and/or ovaries?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 13e, 13d, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 59 59
-2 3192 3066 6258
14 - 55 14 TO 55 0 558 558
Note: If R received the original form, then age at surgery was
not requested.
(If MN118RER = 1 then INAP).

mn125rer: Have you ever taken hormones or birth control pills for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14a, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 71 71
-2 3192 0 3192
1 YES 0 1759 1759
2 NO 0 1853 1853

mn126rec: At what age did you first start taking hormones for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14b, 14a, RSEX, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 99 99
-2 3192 1853 5045
18 - 55 18 TO 55 0 1731 1731
Note: The following variables MN127RER - MN145REC are essentially
RAW and entirely recoded into MN146REC - MN163RER.

mn127rer: Were any of the menopausal or aging symptoms hormone drug questions answered?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14bu, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 40 40
-2 3192 2812 6004
1 YES 0 829 829
2 NO, SKIPPED DRUG QUESTIONS (NEW FORM AND TOOK SOME HORMONES) 0 2 2
Note: See mn128rer, mn132rer, mn136rer, mn141rer.

This was a SCREENING QUESTION.

mn128rer: Do or did you take Estrogen for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14ba, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 2812 6004
1 YES (CIRCLED) 0 393 393
2 NO (NOT CIRCLED) 0 436 436

mn129rer: At what age did you start taking Estrogen for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14a1, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 49 49
-2 3192 3248 6440
22 - 54 22 TO 54 0 386 386

mn130rer: At what age did you stop taking Estrogen for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14a2, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 373 373
-2 3192 3248 6440
28 - 54 28 TO 54 0 62 62

mn131rec: Why did you stop taking Estrogen for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 327 327
-2 3192 3248 6440
0 NO REASON, STILL TAKING DRUG 0 47 47
1 NO NEED, NO LONGER NEEDED, DIDN'T HELP NO REASON 0 16 16
2 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED STOPPING 0 6 6
3 CONTROVERSY OVER HORMONE THERAPY 0 1 1
4 RISK OF CANCER, CANCER IN FAMILY 0 4 4
5 CIRCULATION PROBLEMS, CLOTTING 0 3 3
6 WEIGHT GAIN, BLOAT 0 1 1
7 PROBLEMS WITH BREASTS, E.G. PAIN, TUMORS, CYSTS, CANCER 0 3 3
8 EXCESSIVE BLEEDING, PERIODS RESUMED 0 4 4
9 PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS, E.G. DEPRESSIO 0 1 1
10 HEADACHES, MIGRAINES 0 1 1
11 NAUSEA 0 2 2
12 MISCELLANEOUS SIDE EFFECTS 0 8 8
13 MISCELLANEOUS ILLNESS, N.E.C. 0 2 2
14 HAD HYSTERECTOMY 0 3 3
16 UNCODEABLE REASON 0 6 6

mn132rer: Do or did you take Estrogen and Progesterone for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14bb, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 2812 6004
1 YES (CIRCLED) 0 430 430
2 NO (NOT CIRCLED) 0 399 399

mn133rer: At what age did you start taking Estrogen and Progesterone for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14b1, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 54 54
-2 3192 3211 6403
17 - 55 17 TO 55 0 418 418

mn134rer: At what age did you stop taking Estrogen and Progesterone for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14b2, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 353 353
-2 3192 3211 6403
24 - 54 24 TO 54 0 119 119

mn135rec: Why did you stop taking Estrogen and Progesterone for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14b3, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 308 308
-2 3192 3211 6403
0 NO REASON, STILL TAKING DRUG 0 47 47
1 NO NEED, NO LONGER NEEDED, DIDN'T HELP NO REASON 0 18 18
2 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED STOPPING 0 7 7
3 CONTROVERSY OVER HORMONE THERAPY 0 1 1
4 RISK OF CANCER, CANCER IN FAMILY 0 4 4
5 CIRCULATION PROBLEMS, CLOTTING 0 1 1
6 WEIGHT GAIN, BLOAT 0 4 4
7 PROBLEMS WITH BREASTS, E.G. PAIN, TUMORS, CYSTS, CANCER 0 5 5
8 EXCESSIVE BLEEDING, PERIODS RESUMED 0 12 12
9 PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS, E.G. DEPRESSIO 0 5 5
10 HEADACHES, MIGRAINES 0 4 4
11 NAUSEA 0 2 2
12 MISCELLANEOUS SIDE EFFECTS 0 18 18
13 MISCELLANEOUS ILLNESS, N.E.C. 0 7 7
14 HAD HYSTERECTOMY 0 13 13
15 TOO EXPENSIVE 0 1 1
16 UNCODEABLE REASON 0 15 15

mn136rer: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, do or did you take an additional kind of hormone drug for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14bc, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 2812 6004
1 ADDITIONAL DRUG 1 IS CIRCLED 0 103 103
2 ADDITIONAL DRUG 1 IS NOT CIRCLED 0 726 726

mn137rec: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, what is the additional hormone drug type you took for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14cc, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 52 52
-2 3192 3538 6730
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 6 6
1 ESTROGEN ONLY 0 49 49
2 PROGESTIN ONLY 0 17 17
3 ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN 0 15 15
5 ESTROGEN AND ANDROGEN 0 1 1
6 UNCODEABLE DRUG SPECIFIED 0 5 5

mn138rer: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, at what age did you start this additional hormone drug for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14c1, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 69 69
-2 3192 3538 6730
25 - 54 25 TO 54 0 76 76

mn139rer: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, at what age did you stop taking this additional hormone drug for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14c2, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 129 129
-2 3192 3538 6730
30 - 54 30 TO 54 0 16 16

mn140rec: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, why did you stop taking this additional hormone drug for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14c3, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 115 115
-2 3192 3538 6730
0 NO REASON, STILL TAKING DRUG 0 13 13
1 NO NEED, NO LONGER NEEDED, DIDN'T HELP NO REASON 0 2 2
5 CIRCULATION PROBLEMS, CLOTTING 0 1 1
8 EXCESSIVE BLEEDING, PERIODS RESUMED 0 1 1
12 MISCELLANEOUS SIDE EFFECTS 0 2 2
13 MISCELLANEOUS ILLNESS, N.E.C. 0 1 1
14 HAD HYSTERECTOMY 0 1 1
16 UNCODEABLE REASON 0 9 9

mn141rer: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, do or did you take a second additional kind of hormone drug for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14bd, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 2812 6004
1 ADDITIONAL DRUG 2 IS CIRCLED 0 62 62
2 ADDITIONAL DRUG 2 IS NOT CIRCLED 0 767 767

mn142rec: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, what is the second additional hormone drug type for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14dd, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 44 44
-2 3192 3579 6771
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 ESTROGEN ONLY 0 30 30
2 PROGESTIN ONLY 0 18 18
3 ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN 0 4 4
5 ESTROGEN AND ANDROGEN 0 1 1
6 UNCODEABLE DRUG SPECIFIED 0 4 4

mn143rer: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, at what age did you start taking this second additional hormone drug for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14d1, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 58 58
-2 3192 3579 6771
27 - 54 27 TO 54 0 46 46

mn144rer: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, at what age did you stop taking this second additional hormone drug for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14d2, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 92 92
-2 3192 3579 6771
36 - 53 36 TO 53 0 12 12

mn145rec: Other than Estrogen or Estrogen and Progesterone, why did you stop taking this second additional hormone drug for menopausal or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14d3, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 86 86
-2 3192 3579 6771
0 NO REASON, STILL TAKING DRUG 0 7 7
1 NO NEED, NO LONGER NEEDED, DIDN'T HELP NO REASON 0 4 4
2 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED STOPPING 0 1 1
6 WEIGHT GAIN, BLOAT 0 1 1
12 MISCELLANEOUS SIDE EFFECTS 0 2 2
14 HAD HYSTERECTOMY 0 1 1
16 UNCODEABLE REASON 0 2 2
Note: Must be revised form (MN118RER = 2) and indicated hormone use
(MN125RER = 1). ALL of the following variables (referenced,
but not called, in sequence: MN148REC - MN165REC)
are CONSTRUCTED.

mn146rec: Is there a hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 2812 6004
1 HAD A FIRST SPELL 0 829 829

mn147rec: At what age did the first hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms begin?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 63 63
-2 3192 2812 6004
22 - 55 22 TO 55 0 808 808

mn148rec: At what age did the first hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms stop, if stopped?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 711 711
-2 3192 2812 6004
28 - 54 28 TO 54 0 160 160
Note: STOP1 MUST BE >= START1

mn149rec: Are you still taking the hormone drug from the first drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 2812 6004
0 NO LONGER TAKING DRUG 0 177 177
1 STILL TAKING DRUG 0 652 652
Note: R's were not directly asked whether or not they were still
taking a drug. R's are considered to be still taking an
indicated drug if they did not indicate an age stopped
(below) and they did not indicate a reason for stopping
(below).

mn150rec: What kind of hormone drug did you take for the first drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 51 51
-2 3192 2812 6004
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 5 5
1 ESTROGEN ONLY 0 397 397
2 PROGESTIN ONLY 0 13 13
3 ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN 0 400 400
5 ESTROGEN AND ANDROGEN 0 2 2
6 UNCODEABLE DRUG SPECIFIED 0 3 3

mn151rec: Why did you stop taking the drug from the first drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 62 62
-2 3192 2812 6004
0 NO REASON, STILL TAKING DRUG 0 652 652
1 NO NEED, NO LONGER NEEDED, DIDN'T HELP NO REASON 0 31 31
2 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED STOPPING 0 8 8
3 CONTROVERSY OVER HORMONE THERAPY 0 2 2
4 RISK OF CANCER, CANCER IN FAMILY 0 8 8
5 CIRCULATION PROBLEMS, CLOTTING 0 4 4
6 WEIGHT GAIN, BLOAT 0 6 6
7 PROBLEMS WITH BREASTS, E.G. PAIN, TUMORS, CYSTS, CANCER 0 6 6
8 EXCESSIVE BLEEDING, PERIODS RESUMED 0 14 14
9 PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS, E.G. DEPRESSIO 0 4 4
10 HEADACHES, MIGRAINES 0 4 4
11 NAUSEA 0 3 3
12 MISCELLANEOUS SIDE EFFECTS 0 28 28
13 MISCELLANEOUS ILLNESS, N.E.C. 0 7 7
14 HAD HYSTERECTOMY 0 10 10
15 TOO EXPENSIVE 0 1 1
16 UNCODEABLE REASON 0 21 21

mn152rec: Is there a second hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 2812 6004
0 EMPTY SPELL (HAD A FIRST SPELL, BUT NO SECOND SPELL) 0 739 739
1 HAD A SECOND SPELL 0 90 90
Note: IF SPELL2 = 1 THEN SPELL1 MUST = 1

mn153rec: At what age did the second hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms begin?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 64 64
-2 3192 3551 6743
17 - 54 17 TO 54 0 68 68
Note: START2 >= STOP1

mn154rec: At what age did the second hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms stop, if stopped?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 85 85
-2 3192 3551 6743
24 - 54 24 TO 54 0 47 47
Note: STOP2 MUST BE >= START2

mn155rec: Are you still taking the hormone drug from the second drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 3551 6743
0 NO LONGER TAKING DRUG 0 48 48
1 STILL TAKING DRUG 0 42 42
Note: R's were not directly asked whether or not they were still
taking a drug. R's are considered to be still taking an
indicated drug if they did not indicate an age stopped
(below) and they did not indicate a reason for stopping
(below).

mn156rec: What kind of hormone drug did you take from the second drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 43 43
-2 3192 3551 6743
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 ESTROGEN ONLY 0 20 20
2 PROGESTIN ONLY 0 6 6
3 ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN 0 57 57
6 UNCODEABLE DRUG SPECIFIED 0 4 4

mn157rec: Why did you stop taking the drug for the second drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 45 45
-2 3192 3551 6743
0 NO REASON, STILL TAKING DRUG 0 42 42
1 NO NEED, NO LONGER NEEDED, DIDN'T HELP NO REASON 0 9 9
2 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED STOPPING 0 6 6
7 PROBLEMS WITH BREASTS, E.G. PAIN, TUMO CYSTS, CANCER 0 2 2
8 EXCESSIVE BLEEDING, PERIODS RESUMED 0 3 3
9 PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS, E.G. DEPRESSIO 0 2 2
10 HEADACHES, MIGRAINES 0 1 1
12 MISCELLANEOUS SIDE EFFECTS 0 3 3
13 MISCELLANEOUS ILLNESS, N.E.C. 0 3 3
14 HAD HYSTERECTOMY 0 8 8
16 UNCODEABLE REASON 0 8 8

mn158rec: Is there a third hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 3551 6743
0 EMPTY SPELL (HAD A FIRST & SECOND SPEL BUT NO THIRD SPELL) 0 88 88
1 HAD A THIRD SPELL 0 2 2
Note: IF SPELL3 = 1 THEN BOTH SPELL1 AND SPELL2 MUST = 1

mn159rec: At what age did the third hormone drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms begin?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 3639 6831
48 - 54 48 TO 54 0 2 2
Note: START3 >= STOP2

mn160rec: Are you still taking the hormone drug from the third drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 3639 6831
1 STILL TAKING DRUG 0 2 2
Note: R's were not directly asked whether or not they were
still taking a drug. R's are considered to be still
taking an indicated drug if they did not indicate an
age stopped (below) and they did not indicate a
reason for stopping (below).

ALL THOSE WITH A THIRD SPELL WERE STILL TAKING HORMONES.
THEREFORE CASES FOR WHICH MN160REC = 1 HAVE NO AGE
STOPPED TAKING HORMONES AND NO REASON FOR STOPPING
HORMONES (AND THUS THOSE VARIABLES ARE NOT GIVEN
FOR THE THIRD HORMONE SPELL.)

Variable MN161REC is purposefully omitted.

mn162rec: What kind of hormone drug did you take for the third drug spell for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 42 42
-2 3192 3639 6831
1 ESTROGEN ONLY 0 1 1
3 ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN 0 1 1
Note: Variable MN163REC is purposefully omitted.

mn164rec: Are you currently taking hormone drugs for menopause or aging symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 14c, scn2, RSEX, 14bu, 14ba, 14bb, 14bc, 14bd, 14a1, 14b1, 14c1, 14d1, 14a2, 14b2, 14c2, 14d2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 89 89
-2 3192 1853 5045
1 YES 0 1382 1382
2 NO 0 359 359
Note: See mn149rec, mn155rec, mn160rec.

mn165rer: Were any menopausal symptom questions answered?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED (SKIPPED ENTIRE PAGE) 0 20 20
-2 3192 0 3192
1 YES 0 3579 3579
2 NO 0 84 84
Note: See mn166rer, mn167rer, mn168rer, mn169rer, mn170rer, mn171rer.

mn166rer: To what extent do or did you experience hot flushes/flashes as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15, 15aa, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 249 249
-2 3192 0 3192
0 NOT AT ALL 0 645 645
1 A LITTLE 0 1014 1014
2 SOMEWHAT 0 942 942
3 A LOT 0 833 833

mn167rer: To what extent do or did you experience depression as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15, 15ab, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 762 762
-2 3192 0 3192
0 NOT AT ALL 0 1416 1416
1 A LITTLE 0 848 848
2 SOMEWHAT 0 489 489
3 A LOT 0 168 168

mn168rer: To what extent do or did you experience sleep disturbance as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15, 15ac, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 626 626
-2 3192 0 3192
0 NOT AT ALL 0 1091 1091
1 A LITTLE 0 902 902
2 SOMEWHAT 0 688 688
3 A LOT 0 376 376

mn169rer: To what extent do or did you experience bone pains as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15, 15ad, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 916 916
-2 3192 0 3192
0 NOT AT ALL 0 1615 1615
1 A LITTLE 0 596 596
2 SOMEWHAT 0 384 384
3 A LOT 0 172 172

mn170rer: To what extent do or did you experience night sweats as a symptom of menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15, 15ae, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 508 508
-2 3192 0 3192
0 NOT AT ALL 0 1015 1015
1 A LITTLE 0 846 846
2 SOMEWHAT 0 687 687
3 A LOT 0 627 627

mn171rer: To what extent are you currently experiencing any menopausal symptoms?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 15, 15b, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 181 181
-2 3192 0 3192
0 NOT AT ALL 0 1504 1504
1 A LITTLE 0 1299 1299
2 SOMEWHAT 0 558 558
3 A LOT 0 141 141

mn172rer: Were any additional questions about menopause answered?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED (SKIPPED ENTIRE PAGE) 0 20 20
-2 3192 0 3192
1 YES 0 3523 3523
2 NO 0 140 140
Note: See mn173rer, mn174rer, mn175rer, mn176rer, mn177rer, mn178rer,
mn179rer, mn180rer, mn181rer, mn182rer.

mn173rer: In what way has going through menopause affected or how is menopause likely to affect your family life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16, 16a, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 104 104
-2 3192 1634 4826
1 IN A POSITIVE WAY 0 147 147
2 BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE 0 389 389
3 IN A NEGATIVE WAY 0 75 75
4 NO EFFECT 0 1334 1334

mn174rer: In what way has going through menopause affected or how is menopause likely to affect your work life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16, 16b, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 119 119
-2 3192 1634 4826
1 IN A POSITIVE WAY 0 131 131
2 BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE 0 252 252
3 IN A NEGATIVE WAY 0 75 75
4 NO EFFECT 0 1472 1472

mn175rer: In what way has going through menopause affected or how is menopause likely to affect your feelings about being a woman?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16, 16c, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 86 86
-2 3192 1634 4826
1 IN A POSITIVE WAY 0 160 160
2 BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE 0 349 349
3 IN A NEGATIVE WAY 0 51 51
4 NO EFFECT 0 1403 1403

mn176rer: During menopause, did you have enough information about the changes you were experiencing?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 16, 16bb, RSEX

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 163 163
-2 3192 2029 5221
1 YES 0 1130 1130
2 NO 0 361 361

mn177re: What is the first treatment or strategy you are using or have used to control your menopausal symptoms.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: m16aa1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 867 867
-2 3192 2055 5247
0 NONE 0 370 370
1 DIET (LOWER FAT, CHOLESTEROL, SALT, SUGAR, CAFFEINE; MORE FRUITS, FIBER; WEIGHT CONTROL, ETC...) 0 90 90
2 REDUCED OR CUT OUT ALCOHOL 0 3 3
3 STOPPED SMOKING 0 1 1
4 VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS (A, Bs, E, ETC) 0 45 45
5 EXERCISE OR INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF ANY TYPE. 0 177 177
6 HERBAL TREATMENTS (GINSENG, ETC) 0 21 21
7 ATTITUDE (MIND OVER MATTER, BOOKS, SUPPORT GROUPS, FEMINISM, PRAYER, ETC) 0 7 7
8 PRACTICAL AND/OR IMMEDIATE STRATEGIES (BLANKETS, HEATING AND COOLING, MANNER OF DRESS, MORE SLEEP OR REST, CHANGE PACE OF LIFE, ETC) 0 13 13
12 LIFESTYLE CHANGE (UNSPECIFIED, N.E.C) 0 9 9
50 MEDICAL (HORMONES, OTHER MEDICATION, OR SURGERY) 0 24 24
96 UNCODABLE 0 1 1
Note: UP TO THREE ANSWERS TO MAIL QUESTIONNAIRE ITEM 16aa WERE CODED.
THESE THREE MENTIONS ARE REPORTED IN VARIABLES MN177RE THROUGH
MN179RE.

mn178re: What is the second treatment or strategy you are using or have used to control your menopausal symptoms.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: m16aa2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 867 867
-2 3192 2056 5248
0 NONE 0 590 590
1 DIET (LOWER FAT, CHOLESTEROL, SALT, SUGAR, CAFFEINE; MORE FRUITS, FIBER; WEIGHT CONTROL, ETC...) 0 46 46
2 REDUCED OR CUT OUT ALCOHOL 0 3 3
4 VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS (A, Bs, E, ETC) 0 17 17
5 EXERCISE OR INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF ANY TYPE. 0 77 77
7 ATTITUDE (MIND OVER MATTER, BOOKS, SUPPORT GROUPS, FEMINISM, PRAYER, ETC) 0 7 7
8 PRACTICAL AND/OR IMMEDIATE STRATEGIES (BLANKETS, HEATING AND COOLING, MANNER OF DRESS, MORE SLEEP OR REST, CHANGE PACE OF LIFE, ETC) 0 6 6
12 LIFESTYLE CHANGE (UNSPECIFIED, N.E.C) 0 5 5
50 MEDICAL (HORMONES, OTHER MEDICATION, OR SURGERY) 0 9 9

mn179re: What is the third treatment or strategy you are using or have used to control your menopausal symptoms.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: m16aa3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 867 867
-2 3192 2056 5248
0 NONE 0 716 716
1 DIET (LOWER FAT, CHOLESTEROL, SALT, SUGAR, CAFFEINE; MORE FRUITS, FIBER; WEIGHT CONTROL, ETC...) 0 8 8
2 REDUCED OR CUT OUT ALCOHOL 0 1 1
4 VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS (A, Bs, E, ETC) 0 3 3
5 EXERCISE OR INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF ANY TYPE. 0 10 10
6 HERBAL TREATMENTS (GINSENG, ETC) 0 3 3
7 ATTITUDE (MIND OVER MATTER, BOOKS, SUPPORT GROUPS, FEMINISM, PRAYER, ETC) 0 5 5
8 PRACTICAL AND/OR IMMEDIATE STRATEGIES (BLANKETS, HEATING AND COOLING, MANNER OF DRESS, MORE SLEEP OR REST, CHANGE PACE OF LIFE, ETC) 0 4 4
12 LIFESTYLE CHANGE (UNSPECIFIED, N.E.C) 0 9 9
50 MEDICAL (HORMONES, OTHER MEDICATION, OR SURGERY) 0 1 1

mn180re: Who and what were your first sources of information about the changes you were experiencing during menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: m16cc1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 104 104
-2 3192 2150 5342
0 NONE 0 20 20
1 PHYSICIAN, DOCTOR, GYNECOLOGIST, OB-GYN, (OTHER THAN SELF) 0 638 638
2 OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL(S) (E.G. NURSE, CLINIC, HOSPITAL), NOT SELF 0 6 6
3 FEMALE RELATIVE (MOTHER, SISTER, IN-LAWS) 0 63 63
4 FRIENDS, OTHER NON-SELF 0 131 131
5 SELF, DUE TO OCCUPATION (R IS DOCTOR, NURSE, OTHER HEALTH CARE WORKER 0 30 30
11 JOURNAL ARTICLES, (MEDICAL) BOOKS, PERIODICALS, LIBRARY RESEARCH 0 63 63
12 NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES 0 372 372
13 PAMPHLETS, BROCHURES 0 13 13
14 TV, RADIO, VIDEO 0 5 5
19 WRITTEN OR PUBLISHED MATERIALS N.E.C. 0 77 77
21 SUPPORT GROUPS 0 1 1
22 HEALTH FAIR, SEMINAR, CLASSES 0 4 4
31 COMMON SENSE, OLD WIVES TALES 0 1 1
41 OTHER, MISC. (N.E.C) 0 5 5
Note: UP TO THREE ANSWERS TO MAIL QUESTIONNAIRE ITEM 16cc WERE CODED.
THESE THREE MENTIONS ARE REPORTED IN VARIABLES MN180RE THROUGH
MN181RE.

mn181re: Who and what were your second sources of information about the changes you were experiencing during menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: m16cc2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 104 104
-2 3192 2155 5347
0 NONE 0 600 600
1 PHYSICIAN, DOCTOR, GYNECOLOGIST, OB-GYN, (OTHER THAN SELF) 0 221 221
2 OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL(S) (E.G. NURSE, CLINIC, HOSPITAL), NOT SELF 0 5 5
3 FEMALE RELATIVE (MOTHER, SISTER, IN-LAWS) 0 96 96
4 FRIENDS, OTHER NON-SELF 0 188 188
5 SELF, DUE TO OCCUPATION (R IS DOCTOR, NURSE, OTHER HEALTH CARE WORKER 0 9 9
11 JOURNAL ARTICLES, (MEDICAL) BOOKS, PERIODICALS, LIBRARY RESEARCH 0 32 32
12 NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES 0 140 140
13 PAMPHLETS, BROCHURES 0 13 13
14 TV, RADIO, VIDEO 0 22 22
19 WRITTEN OR PUBLISHED MATERIALS N.E.C. 0 81 81
21 SUPPORT GROUPS 0 2 2
22 HEALTH FAIR, SEMINAR, CLASSES 0 11 11
31 COMMON SENSE, OLD WIVES TALES 0 1 1
41 OTHER, MISC. (N.E.C) 0 3 3

mn182re: Who and what were your third sources of information about the changes you were experiencing during menopause?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: m16cc3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 REFUSED 0 104 104
-2 3192 2158 5350
0 NONE 0 1047 1047
1 PHYSICIAN, DOCTOR, GYNECOLOGIST, OB-GYN, (OTHER THAN SELF) 0 110 110
2 OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL(S) (E.G. NURSE, CLINIC, HOSPITAL), NOT SELF 0 8 8
3 FEMALE RELATIVE (MOTHER, SISTER, IN-LAWS) 0 27 27
4 FRIENDS, OTHER NON-SELF 0 113 113
5 SELF, DUE TO OCCUPATION (R IS DOCTOR, NURSE, OTHER HEALTH CARE WORKER 0 1 1
11 JOURNAL ARTICLES, (MEDICAL) BOOKS, PERIODICALS, LIBRARY RESEARCH 0 21 21
12 NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES 0 53 53
13 PAMPHLETS, BROCHURES 0 7 7
14 TV, RADIO, VIDEO 0 7 7
19 WRITTEN OR PUBLISHED MATERIALS N.E.C. 0 23 23
21 SUPPORT GROUPS 0 2 2
22 HEALTH FAIR, SEMINAR, CLASSES 0 1 1
31 COMMON SENSE, OLD WIVES TALES 0 1 1

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